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An article is any member of a class of dedicated words that are used with noun phrases to mark the identifiability of the referents of the noun phrases. The category of articles constitutes a part of speech. In English, both "the" and "a/an" are articles, which combine with a noun to form a noun phrase.
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  • 1. 

    Articles a and an are called ________ articles.

    Explanation
    Articles "a" and "an" are known as indefinite articles. They are used before singular countable nouns to indicate a non-specific or unidentified person or thing. These articles do not refer to a particular noun but rather to any member of a general category. For example, "a cat" refers to any cat, not a specific one. Therefore, the correct answer is indefinite.

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  • 2. 

    Seema is reading ________ book. {use a/an/the)

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "a" because when the noun following the article starts with a consonant sound, we use "a" before it. In this case, "book" starts with the consonant sound "b," so we use "a" before it.

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  • 3. 

    Ravi has ________ old bike.{use a/an)

    Explanation
    The word "old" starts with a vowel sound, specifically the sound of the letter "o" which is pronounced as "oh". Therefore, the correct article to use before "old" is "an".

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  • 4. 

    My friend wants to be ________ astronaut. {use a/an}

    Explanation
    The word "astronaut" begins with a vowel sound, specifically the sound "ae". When a word starts with a vowel sound, we use the indefinite article "an" instead of "a" to make the sentence sound more natural. Therefore, in this case, the correct answer is "an" astronaut.

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  • 5. 

    Where are ________ boys? (use a/an/the)

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "the" because the question is asking about a specific group of boys, indicating that they are already known or have been previously mentioned. The use of "the" implies that the boys are specific and identifiable.

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  • 6. 

    Children likes ________ sweets. ( Use a/an/the/ no article)

    Explanation
    In this sentence, the word "sweets" is a plural noun. When we talk about general preferences or habits, we use the plural form without any article. So, "Children like sweets" is the correct sentence. The absence of an article indicates that we are referring to sweets in a general sense, without specifying any particular type or quantity.

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  • 7. 

    ________ is known as definite article.

    Explanation
    The word "The" is known as a definite article because it is used to refer to a specific noun or group of nouns that are already known or have been previously mentioned. It is used when the speaker or writer assumes that the listener or reader already knows what they are referring to. In contrast, indefinite articles such as "a" or "an" are used when referring to non-specific nouns.

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