ARTICLES
By Haslinda Midy
SK St Mary Papar
What are‘Articles’?
Therearetwo typesof Articlesin the
English Language.
Articles
Definite
‘the’
Indefinite
‘a’ / ‘an’
What arethey?
they comeat the
beginning of a
noun
they show if the
information isnew
or known already
they areused in
sing...
What do they look like?
Indefinite ‘a’ and ‘an’
Examples:
A table
A desk
A sharpener
A bag
A duster
An apple
An eraser
An ...
Wheredo they comein
sentences?
• At thebeginning
of anoun
• In front of a
consonant sound
• For singular
countablenoun
1.A...
Wheredo they comein
sentences?
• At thebeginning
of anoun
• In front of a
vowel or vowel
sound
• For singular
countablenou...
A/an is used with singular nouns to
introduce something new that the
listener or reader does not know
about.
I saw an acci...
Wheredo they comein
sentences?
• To refer to
something that is
known
• To refer to ‘one
of akind’
• To specific
uncountabl...
• Beforeplural
nouns(‘a’, ‘an’)
• Beforethename
of institution
• Beforethename
of agame
• Beforethename
of ameal when
usin...
• Beforenameof a
town, stateor
country (except
thenameinclude
‘Republic’ or
‘United’
• Beforediseases
1.Heisgoing to
Austr...
IndefiniteVSDefinite
Fill in theblanks
1. Who is oldest boy in this class? (To show superlatives)
2. Mr. Webb is going to United States soon. (...
Fill in theblanks
10. We are going to make trip to Penang Hill during holidays.
(Refer to particular thing)
11. He lives i...
Fill in theblanks
17. Ali wants to learn how to play badminton, so he has bought
badminton racket. (Name of games)
18. Thi...
Answers
1. the
2. -
3. an
4. a
5. the
6. the
7. the / the
8. the / -
9. the / a
10.a / the
11.a / -
12.the / the
13.an / t...
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  1. 1. ARTICLES By Haslinda Midy SK St Mary Papar
  2. 2. What are‘Articles’? Therearetwo typesof Articlesin the English Language. Articles Definite ‘the’ Indefinite ‘a’ / ‘an’
  3. 3. What arethey? they comeat the beginning of a noun they show if the information isnew or known already they areused in singular noun
  4. 4. What do they look like? Indefinite ‘a’ and ‘an’ Examples: A table A desk A sharpener A bag A duster An apple An eraser An ink An octopus An umbrella Definite ‘the’ Examples: The hospital The zoo The police station The supermarket The school The library The airport The museum The pupils
  5. 5. Wheredo they comein sentences? • At thebeginning of anoun • In front of a consonant sound • For singular countablenoun 1.A cat likesto drink milk. 2.John isa doctor. 3.Theelephant hasa long trunk. 4.Sheissuch a beautiful girl. Indefinite‘a’
  6. 6. Wheredo they comein sentences? • At thebeginning of anoun • In front of a vowel or vowel sound • For singular countablenoun 1.An elephant isa big animal. 2.John left anhour ago. 3.Thecar hasan unusual sound. 4.Sheateanapple thismorning. Indefinite‘an’
  7. 7. A/an is used with singular nouns to introduce something new that the listener or reader does not know about. I saw an accident. I have a new bag. I have an older sister. A/an is used in expressions of time and quantity. Forty times an hour Thirty pence a kilo.
  8. 8. Wheredo they comein sentences? • To refer to something that is known • To refer to ‘one of akind’ • To specific uncountablenoun 1.That isthe teacher who teachesme English. 2.The water flows swiftly. 3.The moon is shining bright. 4.Sheisthe tallest girl in theclass. Definite‘the’
  9. 9. • Beforeplural nouns(‘a’, ‘an’) • Beforethename of institution • Beforethename of agame • Beforethename of ameal when using ‘have’ 1.Dogsarefaithful animals. 2.They play football everyday. 3.Wehaveour breakfast at seven. 4.Sheworksat Queen Hospital. No Articles
  10. 10. • Beforenameof a town, stateor country (except thenameinclude ‘Republic’ or ‘United’ • Beforediseases 1.Heisgoing to Australianext year. 2.Heisfrom the United Stateof America. 3.Shewasill last week becauseshe haschicken pox. No Articles
  11. 11. IndefiniteVSDefinite
  12. 12. Fill in theblanks 1. Who is oldest boy in this class? (To show superlatives) 2. Mr. Webb is going to United States soon. (The word ‘United States’) 3. This morning I saw accident. (Refer to something for the 1st time) 4. Please lend me dollar. (Refer to something for the 1st time) 5. He is in hospital now. (Refer to something for the 1st time) 6. Where is book I lent you yesterday? (Refer to something for the 1st time) 7. visitors would like to speak to headmaster of this school. (Refer to particular person) 8. doctor advised me to eat a lot of fresh fruits. (Refer to particular person) 9. teachers told us to bring pencil each. (A means one)
  13. 13. Fill in theblanks 10. We are going to make trip to Penang Hill during holidays. (Refer to particular thing) 11. He lives in big city in Japan. (Name of country) 12. First she cleaned furniture then she washed dishes. (Refer to particular thing) 13. Yesterday accident happened in city. (Refer to A means one) 14. It was during second term holidays that I saw Prime Minister of India. 15. It is serious matter and we hope police will look into it soon. (Particular person) 16. Tell him news when you see him at railway station tomorrow. (Particular thing)
  14. 14. Fill in theblanks 17. Ali wants to learn how to play badminton, so he has bought badminton racket. (Name of games) 18. This is cheapest yet best typewriter in that shop. (Superlatives) 19. Sir, please give us example so that we can understand topic better. (Particular matter) 20. They went for swim in Muda River. (Name of river)
  15. 15. Answers 1. the 2. - 3. an 4. a 5. the 6. the 7. the / the 8. the / - 9. the / a 10.a / the 11.a / - 12.the / the 13.an / the 14.the / the 15.a / the 16.the / the 17.- 18.the / the 19.an 20.a / -

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