Article
 
 
 
 
Article

In this lesson you will watch an article video, learn the definition of an article, learn the types of articles, and take a test.
Article Video
 
Article Definition
  • An article is a word that is placed next to a noun to indicate the type of reference being made to the noun
Article Types
Articles Test

Study the types of articles listed below. Then decide which of the sentences in each test question is correct.
  • Definite article - used before a specific noun which has already been mentioned or is known by the speaker and listener or the writer and reader. Examples include: the
  • Indefinite article - used before a non specific singular countable noun. Examples include: a, an
1.  Which one of the following sentences is correct?

     a.  I went to beach on Saturday.
     b.  I went to the beach on Saturday.
     c.  I went to an beach on Saturday.
2.  Which one of the following sentences is correct?

     a.  She graduated from a university in New York.
     b.  She graduated from an university in New York.
     c.  She graduated from the university in New York.
3.  Which one of the following sentences is correct?

     a.  I have a homework to do tonight before I go out with my friends.
     b.  I have the homework to do tonight before I go out with my friends.
     c.  I have homework to do tonight before I go out with my friends.
4.  Which one of the following sentences is correct?

     a.  Do you have the pan that I can borrow?
     b.  Do you have pan that I can borrow?
     c.  Do you have a pan that I can borrow?
5.  Which one of the following sentences is correct?

     a.  Helen is getting a MBA at San Diego State University.
     b.  Helen is getting an MBA at San Diego State University.
     c.  Helen is getting the MBA at San Diego State University.
6.  Which one of the following sentences is correct?

     a.  The money can sometimes be the source of conflict in a relationship.
     b.  Money can sometimes be the source of conflict in a relationship.
     c.  A money can sometimes be the source of conflict in a relationship.
7.  Which one of the following sentences is correct?

     a.  We’ve been waiting for an hour.
     b.  We’ve been waiting for a hour.
     c.  We’ve been waiting for hour.
8.  Which one of the following sentences is correct?

     a.  I’m reading really good book these days.
     b.  I’m reading the really good book these days.
     c.  I’m reading a really good book these days.
9.  Which one of the following sentences is correct?

     a.  I really need an advice.
     b.  I really need a advice.
     c.  I really need advice.
10.  Which one of the following sentences is correct?

     a.  Joan’s new job requires her to wear a uniform.
     b.  Joan’s new job requires her to wear an uniform.
     c.  Joan’s new job requires her to wear uniform.
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Grammar Tips
Can You Catch These Native Speaker Mistakes?
(Beginner - Listening)

An audio lesson to help with your understanding of common mistakes. The English is spoken at 75% of normal speed. Click here to visit the lesson page with the written script for this audio program.
Commonly Confused Words: Part One
(Beginner - Listening, reading)

A video lesson to help with your understanding of commonly confused words.
The English is spoken at 75% of normal speed.
Click here to visit the lesson page.
Commonly Confused Words: Part One
(Beginner - Listening)

An audio lesson to help with your understanding of commonly confused words. The English is spoken at 75% of normal speed. Click here to visit the lesson page with the written script for this audio program.
Commonly Confused Words: Part Two
(Beginner - Listening, reading)

A video lesson to help with your understanding of commonly confused words.
The English is spoken at 75% of normal speed.
Click here to visit the lesson page.
Commonly Confused Words: Part Two
(Beginner - Listening)

An audio lesson to help with your understanding of commonly confused words. The English is spoken at 75% of normal speed. Click here to visit the lesson page with the written script for this audio program.
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