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Test: Articles - 1 - Question 1

Fill in the blanks with the most appropriate words:

Tracey has been in_______prison for a year. Last Sunday his father went to_________prison to see him.

Detailed Solution for Test: Articles - 1 - Question 1 An indefinite article is used when we are talking generally about something whereas a definite article is used when we are talking about something specific.

The indefinite articles are 'a' and 'an'. An is used before a word starting with a vowel or vowel sound. A is used before a word starting with a consonant or consonant sound.

A definite article is an article that tells the uniqueness of something.

The' is the only definite article.

The first blank won't take any article as the use of prison here indicates its primary purpose. The second blank shall take 'the' as Tracey's father went to the prison Tracey was in.

The correct answer is D) no article / the.

Tracey has been in prison for a year. Last Sunday his father went to the prison to see him.

Test: Articles - 1 - Question 2

Fill in the blank with the most suitable article:

Tom is studying_________English and_____Physics.

Detailed Solution for Test: Articles - 1 - Question 2 Articles describe a noun, by indicating whether the noun is non-specific ('a, an' are used for non-specific nouns) or specific ('the' is used for specific nouns). Option C: Generally, articles are not used before proper nouns. 'English' and 'Physics' are the proper names of subjects. Hence, no articles will be used and option C is correct. The' is used in special cases of proper nouns, like a particular paper for example: The English paper was fairly easy'. The given sentence refers to the subject as a whole. Hence options A, B and D are incorrect.

The completed sentence is: Tom is studying English and Physics.

Test: Articles - 1 - Question 3

Select the option which best conveys the given information:

She has a black dress. She also has a white dress.

Detailed Solution for Test: Articles - 1 - Question 3 'An/A' is used as an indefinite article for a thing or person when the reader doesn't know which one we are referring to out of many nouns. It states the random nature of the subject.

The' is used as a definite article for a thing or person when the reader knows which one we are exactly referring to. It states the specific nature of the subject.

We use different articles for mentioning different subjects. Now as we see we have two different dresses, one is black and the other is white. We need a sentence with a conjunction that joins both these sentences to convey a proper meaning. Henceforth And is used as the conjunction in all the options. Option D doesn't make any sense. Option C says she has many black and white printed dresses which doesn't go with the meaning of the given sentence. Option A says she has only one black and white dress which again conveys a wrong meaning. Hence Option B is correct

Test: Articles - 1 - Question 4

Fill in the blanks with the most appropriate words:

It took us______hour and____half to do shopping and we got_____home at 4.

Detailed Solution for Test: Articles - 1 - Question 4 OPTION "A" is the correct answer.

There are two types of articles:

DEFINITE ARTICLE (THE): Article 'the' is used to refer to a DEFINITE thing or person. INDEFINITE ARTICLE(A/AN): Article 'a/an' is used to refer to a thing or person in general. For instance: man, door etc.

Article 'a' is used with consonant sounds whereas article 'an' is used with vowel sounds.

In the first blank, article "an" will be used because article "a" is used when the speaker is making a general statement.

Similarly, In the second blank, article "a" will be used because article "an" is used when the speaker is making a general statement and the noun is having a consonant sound.

In the third blank, "no article" or "zero article" because 'no article' is used to refer to general ideas or general estimations.

Test: Articles - 1 - Question 5

Fill in the blank with the correct option:

I saw________movie last night

Detailed Solution for Test: Articles - 1 - Question 5 An/A' is used as an indefinite article for a thing or person when the reader doesn't know which one we are referring to out of many nouns. It states the random nature of the subject.

The' is used as a definite article for a thing or person when the reader knows which one we are exactly referring to. It states the specific nature of the subject.

Option B is correct as 'A' as an article suits the blank as 'a movie' implies any movie that is random in nature. 'A' is used with singular countable nouns. Option C is incorrect because 'An' is used with a word having a vowel sound. The movie is incorrect. Option A is incorrect as The' indicates a particular movie mentioned previously in the passage. Option D is incorrect as an article is required to carry out the meaning of the sentence.

Test: Articles - 1 - Question 6

Insert an appropriate article if necessary 17:

We were very unfortunate. We had _____bad luck.

Detailed Solution for Test: Articles - 1 - Question 6 No article is used before uncountable/abstract nouns used in a general sense. (Bad) Luck is an abstract noun. Therefore, the correct option is ‘no article’.
Test: Articles - 1 - Question 7

Insert an appropriate article:

_______television was on but nobody was watching it

Detailed Solution for Test: Articles - 1 - Question 7 The definite article 'the' is used before specific things/places. Here, we are referring to the specific television that nobody was watching. Therefore, the correct option is ‘the’.
Test: Articles - 1 - Question 8

Choose the correct articles to fill in the blanks:

In the Rock-band, Anu plays ______guitar and her brother Adi plays___________drums.

Detailed Solution for Test: Articles - 1 - Question 8 As the band's name is specified, we can understand that 'Anu' plays the band's guitar. Hence the guitar is a specific guitar. Thus we can use 'the' here.

'Drums' is also a specific noun here as it is a part of the band's instruments. Thus we will use 'the' here as well.

Thus option A is the correct answer.

Options B, C, and D are incorrect.

Test: Articles - 1 - Question 9

Complete the following sentence with an appropriate option:

Her first book was ______thriller.

Detailed Solution for Test: Articles - 1 - Question 9 An/A' is used as an indefinite article for a thing or person when the reader doesn't know which one we are referring to out of many nouns. It states the random nature of the subject.

The' is used as a definite article for a thing or person when the reader knows which one we are exactly referring to. It states the specific nature of the subject.

Option C is incorrect as The' is inappropriate since it is used as a definite article for something previously mentioned. Option D is incorrect as This’s used is inappropriate since it signifies something previously mentioned. Option B is incorrect as 'An' cannot be used with a word having a consonant at the beginning and having a consonant sound. We use a singular noun to say something about all things of that kind. Hence Option A is correct.

Test: Articles - 1 - Question 10

Complete the sentence with the correct word from the given options:

Thomas thanked_______doctor who had looked after his uncle.

Detailed Solution for Test: Articles - 1 - Question 10 Here, there is one particular doctor who treated Thomas' uncle and so we need to use the definite article 'the'. So, the correct answer is option C) The.
Test: Articles - 1 - Question 11

Fill in the blanks with the most appropriate words:

RPeary was_________famous American polar traveler. He was_________first to reach_________North Pole in 1909.

Detailed Solution for Test: Articles - 1 - Question 11 Option (A) is the correct answer.

There are two types of articles:

DEFINITE ARTICLE (THE): Article 'the' is used to refer to a DEFINITE thing or person. INDEFINITE ARTICLE(A/AN): Article 'a/an' is used to refer to a thing or person in general. For instance: man, door, etc.

Article 'a' is used with consonant sounds whereas article 'an' is used with vowel sounds.

In the first blank, article "a" will be used as it is written 'American Polar Traveller' and it is a general noun.

In the second blank, article "the" will be used because article "the" is used when with ordinals such as "first", "second" T, etc and it is given that 'he was first to reach.' Similarly, 'North Pole' is a proper noun (something unique). Therefore, in the third blank, article "the" will be used.

Test: Articles - 1 - Question 12

Complete the sentence with the best possible option from those given below:

________bus signaled that it was turning left into the side street.

Detailed Solution for Test: Articles - 1 - Question 12 Articles are part of speech, used to indicate nouns and to specify their application. Definite articles (the) limit the meaning of a noun to one particular thing. Indefinite articles (a, an) indicate that a noun refers to a general idea and not a particular thing.

In the given sentence, we are talking about a particular bus that gave a signal before taking a turn. Thus, in this case, the use of a definite article is required.

Options A and B are not definite articles.

Option D - That' does not bring out the intended meaning. It is used to indicate that the object is not in close proximity to the speaker or something which is not present in the moment.

Thus, the correct answer will be Option (c)

Test: Articles - 1 - Question 13

Fill in the blank with a suitable article:

My brother works for _______insurance company in London. (You are having a conversation about your brother for the first time)

Detailed Solution for Test: Articles - 1 - Question 13 The article 'an' is used when the noun is known only to the speaker, it is an indefinite noun, and it begins with a vowel/vowel sound. Hence Option B is correct. 'A' is used for the same reasons as 'an', the only difference being that the noun starts with a consonant, hence option A is incorrect. Option C is used for a noun which has been mentioned before since it hasn't been mentioned before in the given statement, it's incorrect. Since an article is required for the reasons that are mentioned earlier and we are not referring to the insurance company generally, option D is also incorrect as we need an article in the given context.
Test: Articles - 1 - Question 14

Fill in the blanks with the most appropriate words:

Don't stay outside in ______cold; come in by________fire.

Detailed Solution for Test: Articles - 1 - Question 14 The first blank refers to cold, and the second to fire. Since cold is specified to the one that's outside, a definite article of "the" will be used in the first blank.

Thus, C and E cannot be the answers.

Fire is specified to the one that's inside, a definite article of "the" will be used in the second blank.

Thus, B and D cannot be the answers.

A is the answer.

Test: Articles - 1 - Question 15

State whether true or false:

The underlined article in the following sentence is a definite article.

'He is an honest man.'

Detailed Solution for Test: Articles - 1 - Question 15 Nouns in english are preceded by a definite article when the speaker/subject believes that the listener already knows what is being referred to. The only definite article in english is The'. Therefore, the given sentence is false - 'an' is an indefinite article.
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