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Articles in English Grammar List & Flashcards

Articles in English Grammar List & Flashcards
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Identify which is more important for picking an article: whether the first letter is a consonant, or whether the first letter sounds like a consonant.
Whether the first letter sounds like a consonant.
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Pick the appropriate indefinite article.

It is ___ honor to meet you.

'An'. The consonant 'H' sounds like a vowel in the word 'honor'.
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A letter that is not a vowel is a ____.
Consonant.
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Pick the appropriate indefinite article: Let's play ___ game.
'A'. Game begins with a consonant sound.
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The following letter sounds-- 'a', 'e', 'i', 'o', 'u' and sometimes 'y'-- are called ____.
Vowels.
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When an object begins with a vowel sound, the indefinite article to use is: ____.
'An'.
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A noun is modified by an ____.
Adjective. (Articles are types of adjectives.)
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The appropriate article to refer to a specific thing, object, person or place is ____:
The definite article 'the'.
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The word the is a ____ article.
definite
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The part of speech that an article is.
An adjective.
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Flashcard Content Overview

Articles are adjectives that are used to point out nouns, and they are commonly used in everyday language. Nonetheless, it can be tricky to get a handle on which article to use and when. Use these flashcards to get a clear understanding of how articles are used. They offer a chance to practice when to use a definite versus an indefinite article, and to practice when to use 'a' versus 'an'.

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The part of speech that an article is.
An adjective.
The word the is a ____ article.
definite
The appropriate article to refer to a specific thing, object, person or place is ____:
The definite article 'the'.
A noun is modified by an ____.
Adjective. (Articles are types of adjectives.)
When an object begins with a vowel sound, the indefinite article to use is: ____.
'An'.
The following letter sounds-- 'a', 'e', 'i', 'o', 'u' and sometimes 'y'-- are called ____.
Vowels.
Pick the appropriate indefinite article: Let's play ___ game.
'A'. Game begins with a consonant sound.
A letter that is not a vowel is a ____.
Consonant.

Pick the appropriate indefinite article.

It is ___ honor to meet you.

'An'. The consonant 'H' sounds like a vowel in the word 'honor'.
Identify which is more important for picking an article: whether the first letter is a consonant, or whether the first letter sounds like a consonant.
Whether the first letter sounds like a consonant.

Pick the appropriate article.

I have in mind a very specific sandwich in my refrigerator, and I I tell my roommate, 'I want ___ sandwich!'

The. I am craving a very specific sandwich.

On second thought, I'll grab any sandwich I see at the deli counter. I just want ___ sandwich.

Fill in the blank with the correct article.

'A'. The sandwich in this sentence is not specific, and could be any from a group.

Pick the appropriate article.

It has been ___ hour since I saw her.

'An'. Hour is picking out a nonspecific length of time. It is not referring to a specific hour (like 8:00 p.m.).

Pick the appropriate article.

This is ___ cat that I love.

The. I love this specific cat!

Pick the appropriate article.

Robert lost ___ book I lent him.

The. This is a specific book I lent to Robert.

Pick the appropriate article.

I saw ___ group of birds fly by my window.

'A'. This is a random group of birds, so we use the indefinite article.
Determine if this is correct usage: an unicorn.
No. 'A' unicorn is correct.
Determine if this is correct usage: an hour.
Yes. 'Hour' begins with a consonant, but sounds like it starts with a vowel.
Determine if this is correct usage: an bicycle.
No. Bicycle starts with a consonant sound, so the correct usage is 'A bicycle.'

Pick the appropriate article:

My friend had a pizza and offered me ___ slice.

'A'. The slice is one of many slices in a pizza.

Pick the appropriate article:

My friend ordered a whole pizza and decided he didn't want it. So he offered me ___ pizza.

The. This refers to a specific pizza being offered.

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