Articles (A, An, The) – Exercises

An article is a word used before a noun that indicates whether or not the reference is to a specific entity or entities or an unspecific one. The articles in English grammar are the and a/an.

Q. Fill in the blanks with suitable articles:

  1. Wisdom is ______ great virtue.
  2. ______wisdom of Tenali Ram is quite famous.
  3. Shakespeare was ______ great dramatist.
  4. ______ milk used to make this ice-cream is of a pure quality.
  5. What ______ shame! You have beaten ______ innocent child.

Answer

  1. Wisdom is a great virtue.
  2. The wisdom of Tenali Ram is quite famous.
  3. Shakespeare was a great dramatist.
  4. The milk used to make this ice-cream is of a pure quality.
  5. What a shame! You have beaten an innocent child.

Q. Fill in the blanks with ‘a’, ‘an’ or ‘the’.

  1. Here is __________ pen that you have been looking for.
  2. __________ industrial fair was inaugurated in __________ city.
  3. _________ moon was not visible in ____________ sky.
  4. Would you show me __________ letter you have received?
  5. Please get me _________ cake from the bakery.
  6. __________ more you read, __________ more you know.
  7. __________ sun rises in __________ east and sets in __________ west.
  8. __________ fox is __________ very clever animal.
  9. I read __________ interesting story in __________ Bible.
  10. __________ stone hit him on __________ head.

Answer

  1. the
  2. An, the
  3. The, the
  4. the
  5. a
  6. The, the
  7. The, the, the
  8. The, a
  9. an, the
  10. A, the

Q. Insert ‘a’, ‘an’ or ‘the’ wherever necessary:

  1. I did not enjoy dinner he gave me.
  2. They were first to reach station.
  3. Sooner it is done, better it will be.
  4. I met him year ago at home of richest man of town.
  5. Black and white cow is for sale.
  6. Child was looking at pictures when there was knock at door.
  7. Last Sunday I went to school to see old teacher of mine.
  8. There is bag lying on back seat of car.
  9. She is artist married to European engineer.
  10. One-eyed man cannot get driving licence.

Answer

  1. I did not enjoy the dinner he gave me.
  2. They were the first to reach the station.
  3. The sooner it is done, the better it will be.
  4. I met him a year ago at the home of the richest man of the town.
  5. The black and white cow is for sale.
  6. The child was looking at the pictures when there was a knock at the door.
  7. Last Sunday I went to school to see an old teacher of mine.
  8. There is a bag lying on the back seat of the car.
  9. She is an artist married to a European engineer.
  10. A one-eyed man cannot get a driving license.

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