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Grammar: Articles

Definition of an article.
  • 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
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From YOUR Teacher: Articles

This is one of the most difficult areas of English grammar for students. You simply need to keep practicing the usage of articles in order to know when to use them.
Test: Grammar Articles

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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The following classroom lessons are great for students who want additional conversation, listening, and reading practice. Please post a comment at the bottom of this page in the Facebook Comments window with your thoughts about these lessons.
  • Conversation Lesson - Intermediate Level. Dialogs for everyday use. Short situational dialogs for students of English as a Foreign (EFL) or Second (ESL) Language with a written conversation and a conversation notes section.
Conversation Lesson 9 - Arrival Time
(Intermediate - Conversation, Reading)

Dialogs for everyday use. Short situational dialogs for students of English as a Foreign (EFL) or Second (ESL) Language.
Arrival Time

Pat: What time does Mother’s plane get in?

Cliff: I’m not sure, but I think at 2:35. I’ll call the airline to make sure.

Pat: Why don’t you do that while I change my clothes?

Cliff: Do you think Dick or Brenda will want to go?

Pat: I don’t know. I guess we could call them.

Cliff: I know Dick has to work, but maybe Brenda can go.

Pat: Okay. Call her first, then the airline. I’ll go get ready.
Conversation Notes
  • get in
  • arrive
Source: U.S. State Department
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Conversation

This is a collection of 30 situational conversations which focus on a wide variety of communicative and natural encounters in English....these lessons are for beginning students.
Conversation

This is a collection of 30 situational conversations. Each conversation is accompanied by language notes....these lessons are for advanced students.
Conversation

English conversation lessons. 52 lessons covering pronunciation, speaking, writing, and grammar topics....these lessons are for beginning students.
Conversation

English conversation lessons. 30 lessons focusing mostly on communication and grammar topics....these lessons are for intermediate students.
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