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Quick – name all the parts of speech in the English language! Most likely you came up with nouns and verbs, adjectives and adverbs … but where do little words like ‘the’, ‘an’, or ‘a’ come into play? Articles are one of the least known and most important pieces of the English language – a very special type of adjective that explains how specific of an object you want to refer to.

Do you like cake, in general? Do you like the cake that someone brought to a party? Do you like a particular kind of cake, but not another? Articles are a foundation of how we talk about nouns, and this quiz will help you learn more about what articles are and how to use them!
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In English grammar, articles are the words that are used with nouns to specify grammatical certainty of the noun. This quiz has 10 questions featuring English sentences and you have to fill in the right article.  

Questions: 10  |  Attempts: 25550   |  Last updated: Jul 2, 2020
  • Sample Question
      I want to buy ..... laptop computer next week.

You will have to answer in 30 questions in 7 minutes. Tick the letter of the correct answer. Good luck!

Questions: 30  |  Attempts: 7685   |  Last updated: Jul 10, 2020
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    Alice drives ___ old car.

If you would like practice identifying incorrect elements in a reference, please try this exercise! You will receive the correct answer after every question, as well as see all the right answers at the end of the...

Questions: 10  |  Attempts: 13316   |  Last updated: Jun 14, 2019
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    Godfrey, Donald. (2005) Adapting Historical Citations to APA Style. Journal of broadcasting & electronic media, 49(4), pp. 544-547. DOI: 10.1207/s15506878jobem4904_15. Regarding the author's name:  

A quiz to test knowledge of articles.

Questions: 8  |  Attempts: 590   |  Last updated: Jan 9, 2013
  • Sample Question
    I love ______ cats.  They are beautiful.

Fill in the blanks with A, AN, THE or  (nothing).

Questions: 10  |  Attempts: 532   |  Last updated: Feb 11, 2013
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    I have ____________ orange for my snack today.

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What is the purpose of using articles in a sentence?
An article is a word used to modify a noun. We use articles to point out or refer to nouns in conversations and writing. There are two articles, which are “a,” and “the.” If you are referring to a specific noun, use the defini
Which sentence is correct?
1. it is a beautiful day for a picnic by the lake in central park.-a is not correct because beautiful day is unspecific. you could use the in this sentence if you indicated which beautiful day you meant, as in:it is the beautiful day i hoped for yes
Which article can complete this sentence? I always listen to ___ radio in the morning.
The definite article, the, completes this sentence. If you do not use the definite article, it is either omitted because it is understood, or the indefinite article, a, is used. Of course, there is a different meaning to I listen to a radio in compar
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