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Choose whether the sentence given needs an article, should not have an article, or could be both depending on the context it's said in to fill in the blanks.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Would you like to go to________ movie?

    • A.

      This needs an article.

    • B.

      This does not need an article.

    • C.

      This could be both.

    Correct Answer
    A. This needs an article.
    Explanation
    The given correct answer is "This needs an article" because in the sentence "Would you like to go to________ movie?", the word "movie" is a singular countable noun and requires an article before it. In this case, the appropriate article to use would be "a" or "the" depending on the context.

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  • 2. 

    I like listening to ________ music.

    • A.

      This needs an article.

    • B.

      This does not need an article.

    • C.

      This could be both.

    Correct Answer
    B. This does not need an article.
    Explanation
    In a different context, this could be both. "I am listening to the music that is playing," would be correct because it would be specific. "I am listening to music," though, can only be without an article because you are saying "music" in general.

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  • 3. 

    He is playing ________ basketball.

    • A.

      This needs an article.

    • B.

      This does not need an article.

    • C.

      This can be both.

    Correct Answer
    B. This does not need an article.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "This does not need an article" because the word "basketball" is a general noun and does not refer to a specific basketball. When using general nouns, articles are not necessary.

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  • 4. 

    I would like to go to ________ South Korea someday.

    • A.

      This needs an article.

    • B.

      This does not need an article.

    • C.

      This can be both.

    Correct Answer
    B. This does not need an article.
    Explanation
    In this sentence, the word "South Korea" is a proper noun, which refers to a specific country. Proper nouns do not require an article before them. Therefore, the correct answer is "This does not need an article."

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  • 5. 

    I live in ________ USA.

    • A.

      This needs an article.

    • B.

      This does not need an article.

    • C.

      This can be both.

    Correct Answer
    A. This needs an article.
    Explanation
    The given answer "This needs an article" is correct because when referring to a specific location or country, an article is required. In this case, the speaker is referring to a specific place in the USA, so the article "the" should be used.

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  • 6. 

    I am going to have ________ dinner at 6pm.

    • A.

      This needs an article.

    • B.

      This does not need an article.

    • C.

      This can be both.

    Correct Answer
    B. This does not need an article.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "This does not need an article." In this sentence, the word "dinner" is used as a general concept rather than a specific instance. When referring to meals in a general sense, articles are not necessary.

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  • 7. 

    I came to work by ________ taxi today.

    • A.

      This needs an article.

    • B.

      This does not need an article.

    • C.

      This can be both.

    Correct Answer
    B. This does not need an article.
    Explanation
    In this sentence, the word "taxi" is used in a general sense, referring to any taxi in general rather than a specific one. When we use a noun in a general sense, we don't need to use an article before it. Therefore, the correct answer is "This does not need an article."

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  • 8. 

    We had ________ really good time at the park.

    • A.

      This needs an article.

    • B.

      This does not need an article.

    • C.

      This can be both.

    Correct Answer
    A. This needs an article.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "This needs an article" because the sentence is referring to a specific good time at the park, rather than a general or indefinite good time. Therefore, it requires the use of an article (e.g., "We had a really good time at the park").

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  • 9. 

    Look at ________ time! We're going to be late!

    • A.

      This needs an article.

    • B.

      This does not need an article.

    • C.

      This can be both.

    Correct Answer
    A. This needs an article.
    Explanation
    The phrase "Look at ________ time!" indicates that the speaker is referring to a specific time. In English, when referring to a specific time, an article is needed before the noun. Therefore, the correct answer is "This needs an article."

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  • 10. 

    He works at ________ Advance Auto, LLC.

    • A.

      This needs an article.

    • B.

      This does not need an article.

    • C.

      This can be both.

    Correct Answer
    B. This does not need an article.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "This does not need an article." In this sentence, the word "Advance Auto, LLC" is a proper noun, which means it is a specific name of a company. Proper nouns do not require an article before them. Therefore, the sentence should be written as "He works at Advance Auto, LLC." without an article.

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  • 11. 

    She is going on ________ vacation soon.

    • A.

      This needs an article.

    • B.

      This does not need an article.

    • C.

      This can be both.

    Correct Answer
    C. This can be both.
    Explanation
    It is acceptable and natural for native speakers to use this sentence both with "on a vacation" and "on vacation", and both are correct.

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  • 12. 

    Visitors came to ________ island by ferry.

    • A.

      This needs an article.

    • B.

      This does not need an article.

    • C.

      This can be both.

    Correct Answer
    A. This needs an article.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "This needs an article" because the sentence is referring to a specific island, so it requires the definite article "the" before the word "island".

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  • 13. 

    I studied French in ________ high school.

    • A.

      This needs an article.

    • B.

      This does not need an article.

    • C.

      This can be both.

    Correct Answer
    B. This does not need an article.
    Explanation
    The nature of this sentence implies that the "high school" is the one you went to on its own because you studied in it, so using an article here is not necessary.

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  • 14. 

    He likes to catch _________ frogs during the summer.

    • A.

      This needs an article.

    • B.

      This does not need an article.

    • C.

      This can be both.

    Correct Answer
    C. This can be both.
    Explanation
    This sentence depends on context. If the sentence before it talked about specific frogs, such as "There are a lot of tree frogs at my house. My son just loves them. He likes to catch the frogs during the summer," then it is acceptable to use an article.

    As a sentence by itself, "frogs" is being said as frogs in general, so no article is needed in that situation.

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  • 15. 

    I have _______ work at 3pm today.

    • A.

      This needs an article.

    • B.

      This does not need an article.

    • C.

      This can be both.

    Correct Answer
    B. This does not need an article.
    Explanation
    The given sentence "I have _______ work at 3pm today" does not require an article. In this context, the word "work" is being used as a non-count noun, which means it is a general or abstract concept rather than a specific or countable item. Non-count nouns do not typically require an article before them.

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  • 16. 

    They left _______ library at 5pm.

    • A.

      This needs an article.

    • B.

      This does not need an article.

    • C.

      This can be both.

    Correct Answer
    A. This needs an article.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "This needs an article" because when referring to a specific library, an article is needed. "The" should be used before "library" to indicate a specific library that they left.

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  • 17. 

    He was promoted to _________ Director yesterday.

    • A.

      This needs an article.

    • B.

      This does not need an article.

    • C.

      This can be both.

    Correct Answer
    B. This does not need an article.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "This does not need an article." In this sentence, the word "Director" is being used as a title or job position, which does not require an article before it. When referring to someone's job title or position, we usually omit the article. Therefore, the sentence is grammatically correct without an article before "Director."

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  • 18. 

    He was promoted to _________ position of Director yesterday.

    • A.

      This needs an article.

    • B.

      This does not need an article.

    • C.

      This can be both.

    Correct Answer
    A. This needs an article.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "This needs an article" because when referring to a specific position, such as "Director," an article is required. In this case, the sentence should be written as "He was promoted to the position of Director yesterday." The article "the" is used to specify that he was promoted to a specific position, rather than just any director position.

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  • 19. 

    _________ cats are very independent creatures.

    • A.

      This needs an article.

    • B.

      This does not need an article.

    • C.

      This can be both.

    Correct Answer
    B. This does not need an article.
    Explanation
    The given correct answer is "This does not need an article." This is because when referring to a general or indefinite category, such as "cats" in this case, we do not need to use an article. The sentence is simply stating that cats, in general, are very independent creatures.

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  • 20. 

    March is _________ third month of the year.

    • A.

      This needs an article.

    • B.

      This does not need an article.

    • C.

      This can be both.

    Correct Answer
    A. This needs an article.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "This needs an article" because when referring to a specific month, it is grammatically correct to use the definite article "the" before the month name. In this case, "March" is a specific month and therefore requires an article.

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  • 21. 

    I am going to play _________ tennis tomorrow.

    • A.

      This needs an article.

    • B.

      This does not need an article.

    • C.

      This can be both.

    Correct Answer
    B. This does not need an article.
    Explanation
    The phrase "play tennis" is an example of a specific activity or sport, and in this case, it does not require an article. When referring to a general activity or sport, articles are not necessary. In this sentence, "tennis" is used as a noun without any specific indication, so it does not need an article.

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  • 22. 

    I am going to ________ bathroom.

    • A.

      This needs an article.

    • B.

      This does not need an article.

    • C.

      This can be both.

    Correct Answer
    A. This needs an article.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "This needs an article" because when referring to a specific bathroom, an article is required. In this case, the speaker is referring to a particular bathroom, not just any bathroom in general. Therefore, the sentence should be written as "I am going to the bathroom."

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  • 23. 

    He went to ________ same school I did.

    • A.

      This needs an article.

    • B.

      This does not need an article.

    • C.

      This can be both.

    Correct Answer
    A. This needs an article.
    Explanation
    In the given sentence, "the same school" is a specific and particular school that both the speaker and the person being referred to attended. Therefore, it requires the definite article "the" before "same school" to indicate this specificity. The sentence should be written as "He went to the same school I did."

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  • 24. 

    She is sleeping now. She has to go to ________ school in the morning.

    • A.

      This needs an article.

    • B.

      This does not need an article.

    • C.

      This can be both.

    Correct Answer
    C. This can be both.
    Explanation
    For a native speaker, if "she" is attending the school to learn as a student, it is more natural to say "She has to go to school in the morning," with no article.

    In some cases, "She is going to the school in the morning," can be used if you mean the building itself, and not to attend *as a student* during operating hours.

    An example of using an article with this sentence would be if a teacher had to go to "the school" on the weekend to get some papers they left there.

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  • 25. 

    They are going ________ home now.

    • A.

      This needs an article.

    • B.

      This does not need an article.

    • C.

      This can be both.

    Correct Answer
    B. This does not need an article.
    Explanation
    The phrase "going home" is an idiomatic expression that does not require an article. When referring to the concept of going home, it is not necessary to use "a" or "the" before the word "home." The word "home" functions as an adverb in this context, indicating the destination of the action.

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