Articles Questions and Answers

Articles Questions and Answers

Relative Pronoun Questions

Definition of Articles

Articles are a major part of English grammar. Articles are usually used to modify a noun (based on the noun type). Putting together, articles can act as adjectives as they define the noun; however, articles are used instead to refer to nouns. On this page we’ll learn to solve Articles Questions and Answers – 

There are three types of articles – A, An, The. The three articles are not interchangeable and are used for different types of situations. Articles are also used to refer to nouns in both writing and speaking. Articles in English grammar are used to qualify a noun as well as define whether it is countable or non-countable.

There are certain rules for solving questions related to articles. Check out some of them below to get an insight about the same:

 

  • Article ‘A’ goes with singular nouns only that starts with a constant sound. The explicit individuality of the nouns should not be recognized to the reader.
  • Article ‘The’ is used to define a specific individuality or category of the noun. It is important to know that ‘the’ can be used with countable and non-countable nouns along with singular and plural nouns.
  • Article ‘an’ goes with nouns starting with a vowel sound.
  • Common nouns always take an article with them. So, here your cue to use articles wherever there is a common noun.
  • There are words which starts a vowel such as a university, European, etc. but the starting sound is of constant that is “yu” where “an” is not an appropriate choice. “A” or “the” can be used for the same. Same goes with words starting with a constant but with a sound of vowel, such as honest, MBA, SUV, etc. As these start with a vowel sound, “an” will be used before them.

 

The Definite Article

 

  • The Definite Article from among the three articles is ‘THE’.
  • It specifies the objectivity of a noun.
  • The definite article walks you through the particularity of a noun.
  • For example, your friend might ask, “Are you willing to participate in the competition this year?” The definite article ‘the competition’ tells you that your friend is talking about a particular competition that the two of you know of.
  • The definite article can be used with singular, plural, or uncountable nouns.
  • With definite article it becomes easy to identify a noun in a sentence that might be otherwise vague or not clear in concept.

 

The Indefinite Article

 

  • The indefinite article comes in the form of two articles – ‘a’ and ‘an’. ‘A’ is used before any consonant while ‘an’ takes its place before a vowel. 
  • The indefinite articles walks you through the general idea of a noun as a contrast to definite article.
  • For example, you might ask your mom, “Should I wear a jeans to the party?” Your mom will know that you’re talking about wearing a jeans to the party. Not a particular one but jeans of any color or design.
  • “Why don’t you wear an ankle length jeans?” your mom replies back. Here the indefinite article ‘an’ talks about a jeans of ankle length but not specifying which one.

 

Here we have some practice Questions for Articles – 

Question 1

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My daughter is learning to play ___ guitar at her school

The

The

An

An

A

A

No Article

No Article

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Question 2

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I think ___ woman over there has lost her purse. She must be feeling awful.

An

An

The

The

A

A

No article

No article

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Question 3

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Kolkata is ___ capital city of _____ West Bengal

A, the

A, the

The, The

The, The

No Article , A

No Article , A

The, No article

The, No article

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Question 4

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Grabbing this offer will give us ____ chance to buy more at ___ same price.

the, the

the, the

a, the

a, the

A, a

A, a

A, no article

A, no article

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Question 5

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____ bees were buzzing near their hives.

No Article

No Article

A

A

The

The

An

An

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Question 6

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I borrowed ___ pencil from your pile of pencils and pens

A

A

An

An

No Article

No Article

The

The

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Question 7

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Do you want to go to ____ book store where you can get ___ first hand edition of ____ anime story?

the, a, an

the, a, an

a, the, an

a, the, an

the, the, the

the, the, the

No article, the, an

No article, the, an

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Question 8

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Samantha refurbished ___ old wardrobe into ___ new one and it was looking incredible.

the, a

the, a

an, a

an, a

an, the

an, the

no article, a

no article, a

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Question 9

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Harry passed ___ examinations because he worked hard for it during ____ semester.

an, the

an, the

The, the

The, the

the, a

the, a

An, a

An, a

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Question 10

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All ___ employees were asked to reach ___ office at sharp 9:00 AM for __ meeting.

no article, the, the

no article, the, the

the, No article, a

the, No article, a

the, the, a

the, the, a

the, No article, the

the, No article, the

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Question 11

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Mother Teresa spent her whole life working for ___ betterment of ___society.

a, the

a, the

the, the

the, the

the, no article

the, no article

the, a

the, a