Explain what articles are and how they function in a sentence.
Explain how to determine correct article usage and the difference between “the” and “a/an” (definite and indefinite articles)
This packet should help a learner seeking to understand English grammar and who is confused about the difference between definite and indefinite articles.
Choose the correct word in parenthesis.
1. Telly bought (a / an) new TV set.
2. Marge and Glenn are at (a / an) wedding.
3. Heather has not always been (a / an) advocate for animal rights.
4. My grandmother was (a / an) immigrant from Spain.
5. The man saw (a / an) antelope by the road.
6. Kelly has (a / an) canopy on her bed.
7. (A / An) alligator swam through the swampy water.
Now, let us try with an adjective before the noun. Remember to look at whether the adjective begins with a vowel or a consonant.
1. Jasper saw (a / an) black cat across the street.
2. Hasafa is not (a / an) illegal immigrant.
3. I would love to own (a / an) alligator purse.
4. This is (a / an) early model of the Titanic.
5. You are (a / an) brilliant artist.
6. Julie has (a / an) elegant gown.
7. Kevin is (a / an) good friend.
In this packet, you learned: