Articles Exercise

One of the most common English Grammar topics of all time is the articles. If you don’t use the right article, you will have grammatically wrong sentences. Articles are generally taught to students while they are still in their primary classes, so it’s essential that students get ample practice. The more they practise, the longer and better they can remember the articles.

If you want your child to have a clear understanding of the articles, then you need proper practice materials. But if you search for article exercises, you’ll end with the same old exercises. But since studies are becoming tougher day by day, one needs to remain competitive. BYJU’S makes sure that your child remains ahead of the others and has the knowledge about all the new patterns of questions.

Articles Practice Exercises

Have you ever thought about how the poems you were taught in pre-primary school still are remembered by us? The simple reason is that we all have recited and practised those particular poems a thousand times! So if you want to strengthen your grip on articles, you need to practise a sufficient number of exercises so that you can solve them in a blink of an eye! The following practices are designed to help you develop a good grasp of articles.

Fill in the Blanks with the Appropriate Articles

Use ‘an’ or ‘a’ or ‘the’ as and when required.

  1. Sheldon is ___ honest man.
  2. King Arthur was ___ just king.
  3. ____ lion let go of ___ mouse.
  4. I have fixed ___ appointment with ___ doctor.
  5. Will you take ___ picture of us?
  6. I broke ___ vase my brother brought.
  7. My mother has ___ polka-dotted umbrella.
  8. The team organised __ friendly match with ___ Presidents of both ___ countries.
  9. We had __ mulberry tree in the garden.
  10. ___ Eiffel Tower lights up at night.
  11. ___ huge building turned to dust due to __ earthquake.
  12. ___ famous band Beatles is coming to Texas tomorrow.
  13. Charles Babbage is considered as ___ father of computers.
  14. __ famous poem Ode to a Nightingale is written by __ Romantic poet John Keats.
  15. __ Pacific Ocean is one of __ five oceans of __ world.
  16. __ painter drew __ life-sized portrait of Mrs Mary Poppins.
  17. My son is ___ apple of my eye.
  18. ___ history professor who taught us is retiring today.
  19. ___ oranges I brought are very sour.
  20. Sharon will take __ train from __ next stop.

Answers –

  1. An
  2. A
  3. The, The
  4. An, The
  5. A
  6. The
  7. A
  8. A, The, The
  9. A
  10. The
  11. The, The
  12. The
  13. The
  14. The, The
  15. The, The, The
  16. The, A
  17. The
  18. . The
  19. The
  20. A, The

Articles Exercises with Answers

Be it ICSE or CBSE or any other State Board, you will find ‘Articles’ in the grammar syllabus. To ensure students don’t make mistakes while solving exercises on articles, BYJU’S brings before you the following article exercises with answers. Go ahead and solve them.

Identify and Underline the Articles

Read the passage given below, and identify and underline the articles used in it.

One day a dog who was very hungry was crossing the street. Suddenly he saw a meat shop selling meatloaves. Since the dog didn’t eat for a few days, it could not control his hunger. When the shopkeeper wasn’t looking, the dog took a piece of meat and ran away. The dog ran till it came near a clear stream to enjoy its food. As he was going to eat the meat, he saw his own reflection in the water. Since he didn’t understand that it was his own reflection in the clear water, he thought there was another dog in the water with a piece of meat. So without thinking twice, he opened his mouth to bark at the ‘other dog’ and as soon as he did that, his piece of meat fell into the stream.

Answers –

One day a dog who was very hungry was crossing the street. Suddenly he saw a meat shop selling meatloaves. Since the dog didn’t eat for a few days, it could not control his hunger. When the shopkeeper wasn’t looking, the dog took a piece of meat and ran away. The dog ran till it came near a clear stream to enjoy its food. As he was going to eat the meat, he saw his own reflection in the water. Since he didn’t understand that it was his own reflection in the clear water, he thought there was another dog in the water with a piece of meat. So without thinking twice, he opened his mouth to bark at the ‘other dog’ and as soon as he did that, his piece of meat fell into the stream.

Frequently Asked Questions

When to use ‘an’ in a sentence?

The article ‘an’ is used before a noun that starts with a vowel sound or with a word that has a silent ‘h’ in the beginning. For example, “An Hour”. Here, the ‘h’ in Hour is silent.

What is a definite article?

‘The’ is known as a definite article as it points towards a specific/particular thing/person. For example, “The apples I brought were sweet.” Here, ‘the’ is used to refer to the particular apples I brought.

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