Tips And Tricks And Shortcuts For Articles

Tips And Tricks For- Articles

It is very important to have an understanding and knowledge about articles in the English language. Articles can be tough to solve for the people who are not having knowledge about them. Here are a few tips to help you with articles related questions:

  1. If a word is beginning with a constant sound then usually “a” article is used.
  2. When a sentence includes a common noun, “a” is a suitable article.
  3. 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.
  4. Words beginning with a vowel sound such as a, e, i, o, u will mostly take “an” with them.
  5. Words beginning with “h” and the pronunciation is silent, then it will take “an” with them. For example, an hour, an honest man, an heir, etc.

Check out some examples that will you get insights about the types of questions related to articles:

Type I

Question 1.

Complete the sentence with a suitable article:

He is __ only man here that speaks French.

A.  A
B.  An
C.  The
D.  No article

Correct Answer: C

Explanation:

The sentence refers to a particular person who speaks French among others, which is why “the” is used instead of “a”, as “a” is used for a random person.

Type II

Question 1.

Choose the correct article for the underlined word:

He bought a new car.

A.  A
B.  An
C.  The
D.  No article

Correct Option: A

Explanation:

“Car” is a common noun and they are always singular, therefore, the article “a” is the most suitable.

Type III

Question 1.

Identify errors in the below sentence:

He is a American.

A.  A American
B.  He is
C.  No change

Correct Option: A

Explanation:

“American” starts with a vowel sound, therefore, the right article should be “an.”

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