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Question

Fill in the blank with a suitable article from the options given.
__________ rice is the staple food of South Indians.

A

The

B

A

C

An

D

No article

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Solution

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Correct option is
D

No article

'An/A' is used as an indefinite article for a thing or person when the reader doesn't know which one we are referring to out of many nouns. It states the random nature of the subject.
'The' is used as a definite article for a thing or person when the reader knows which one we are exactly referring to. It states the specific nature of the subject. 
Option D is correct as we usually don't use articles in front of names. Option C is incorrect as  'An' is used as the article for words with a vowel sound. Option A is incorrect as we usually don't use definite articles in front of names. Option B is incorrect as 'A rice' sounds illogical and wouldn't provide meaning to the sentence. 

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