GRAMMAR

ARTICLES: The, A, An

QUICK QUIZ: a, an, the, or no article

Answer the questions below. When finished, check your answers below.


    1) Let’s stop at this newsstand. I’d like to buy ____ magazine so I have      something to read on our trip.

      the
      a
      no article


    2) “American Idol” is one of ____ most popular shows on television.

      a
      the
      no article


    3) You’re going to France for Christmas vacation? I have ___ uncle who lives      in Paris.

      an
      the
      a


    4) When ____ Mount Vesuvius erupted in 79 A.D., the town of Pompeii was      destroyed.

      the
      a
      no article


    5) Mark wants to become ____ lawyer.

      the
      a
      no article


    6) Jennifer is getting a divorce. Can you give her the name of ___ good      lawyer?

      no article
      a
      the


    7) We’re going on vacation to ____ Czech Republic. What towns would you      suggest we visit?

      a
      no article
      the


    8) Have you ever been to _____ South Africa? There are lots of interesting      sites there.

      a
      the
      no article


    9) At _____ night, I like to read a book by the fire and drink _____ cup of hot      chocolate.

      no article…a
      a….no article
      the…the


    10) “When I was young I used to think that ____money was the most        important thing in life; now that I am old, I know it is.” – Oscar Wilde.

      a
      the
      no article


    11) ____ Nile is ___ longest river in the world.

      The…the
      The…a
      A…the


    12) What's ____ best coffee shop in Westport?

      the
      no article
      a


    13) Have you ever taken a tour of ____ White House? It’s very interesting!

      a
      no article
      the


    14) “There is more to _____ life than increasing its speed.” - Gandhi

      a
      the
      no article


    15) “Show me ____ sane man and I will cure him for you.” – Carl Jung.

      no article
      a
      the


    16) Hungary is _____ European country.

      an
      a
      the


    17) ___ laptop comes in handy while traveling.

      the
      a
      no article


    18) Have you ever visited ____ official website of the US Postal Service?

      the
      an
      a


    19) What are we having for _____ dinner tonight?

      the
      no article
      a


    20) Paula will definitely get into Yale. She’s ___ excellent student.

      a
      an
      the


Answer Key: 1) a; 2) the; 3) an; 4) no article; 5) a;
6) a; 7) the; 8) no article; 9) no article...a; 10) no article; 11) The...the; 12) the; 13) the; 14) no article; 15) a; 16) a; 17) A; 18) the; 19) no article; 20) an
   
 
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