Articles (A, An, The) – Exercises fo Class 7

There are three types of articles – a, an, and the. A and an are indefinite articles while the is the definite article.

A is used

  • before singular countable nouns beginning with a consonant sound. Example: a book, a glass.
  • words beginning with vowels but giving a consonant sound. Example: a European, a one-rupee coin.

An is used

  • before singular countable nouns which begin with a vowel sound. Example: an apple, an independent state.
  • words beginning with consonants but giving a sound of vowel. Example: an honest man, an MLA.

The is used

  • when we talk about particular place, person or thing. Example: The house near the temple is very big.
  • a singular common noun is used to indicate a whole class. Example: The lion is the king of the jungle.
  • before the names of newspapers, trains, planes, ships, well-known buildings, rivers and seas. Example: the Times, the Golden Temple, the Yamuna.
  • with superlative degrees. Example: the best, the most beautiful.
  • before ordinals. Example: the third.

Exercises

Q. Rewrite the following sentencing using correct articles wherever required.

  1. Sanskrit is a easy language.
  2. This is a best performance!
  3. We boarded Shatabdi Express last night.
  4. He participated in an swimming competition.
  5. He hopes to be the surgeon.
  6. Moon is shining in sky.

Answer

  1. Sanskrit is an easy language.
  2. This is the best performance!
  3. We boarded the Shatabdi Express last night.
  4. He participated in a swimming competition.
  5. He hopes to be a surgeon.
  6. Moon is shining in the sky.

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