What are articles? Articles are special modifiers that appear before nouns or noun phrases. Like other adjectives, they help clarify the meaning of the noun in your sentencecountable: definite indefinite singular the a, an e.g. I need to study hardest e.g. I have an exam to write this for the exam that I write next afternoon, and then my summer Wednesday. holiday finally begins. plural the Ø e.g. The exams that I wrote e.g. Exams are an inescapable last year were much easier. fact of life for most university students.
Uncountable : definite indefinite singular the Ø e.g. The importance of e.g. Do not attach studying hard cannot be importance to memorizing exaggerated. facts. Observe the following: If the noun is definite, it always takes the article the; if the noun is indefinite it never takes the article the. If you dont have the chart in front of you, you can still often get the article right just by remembering that simple rule of thumb.
Exercise1 :Fill each blank with ‘a, ‘an, ‘the orleave it blank. the 1. He left _____ home without informing anyone. a the 2. There is _____ box of sweets on _____ table. a 3. Do you need _____ degree in Economics or _____ degree in finance to be a better a manager?
Exercise2 : Chose in the article >a<, >an< or>the< where necessary. 1. Ben has terrible____ headache. A. a B. an C . The
2. After this tour you have____ whole afternoonfree to explore the city. A. a B. an C. the