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									    Articles
a
           an
the
What is an article
•It is an adjective.
•It modifies a
 noun.
Definite Article
•The – refers to
specific or particular
nouns .
           For example:
• I enjoyed participating in the
  volleyball competition
 The above sentence refers to a particular or
 specific competition.
• I enjoyed watching the show
 The sentence refers to a particular or specific
 show.
Indefinite articles: 'a' or 'an'
• Refers to a non-specific noun.
• The children are playing a game
  outdoors.
 (it refers any game)‫‏‬

• The artist is painting a picture.
 (it refers to any picture)‫‏‬
When to use 'the'
• Names of rivers, oceans and
  seas.
 • The Red Sea
 • Points on the globe
 • The equator
 When to use the'
• Parts of the world
  –The Middle East
  –The south
• Deserts & forests
  –The Sahara Desert
  –The Mandai forest
 •When to use 'a'
• Before words that begin with
  consonants.
 – a cat
 – a pencil
 – a bag
  When to use 'an'
• Before silent 'h'

 – an honest man

 – an honourable person
  When to use 'an'
• Before all words that begin with
  the vowels “a”, “e”, “i”, “o” “u”

  – an egg

  – an ant
  When to use 'an'
• Before all words that begin with
  the vowels “a”, “e”, “i”, “o” “u”

  – an ice-cream

  – an orange
  Use “a” when ........
• When “u” makes the same
  sound as the “y” in you.

 – a uniform

 – a used plate
  Use “a” when ........
• “o” makes the same sound as
  “w” in “won”

 – a one-eyed monster
           A Quiz
Use a, an or the in each sentence.
• Ismail spoke to _______ woman
  who had waved to him (a / the)‫‏‬
• My mother bought me _____
  expensive watch (a / an)‫‏‬
• Cheryl borrowed _____ book
  from the library.(a / an)
     A Quiz – Self check
Use a, an or the in each sentence.
• Ismail spoke to __the_____ woman who had
  waved to him (a / the)‫‏‬
• My mother bought me __an___ expensive
  watch (a / an)‫‏‬
• Cheryl borrowed __a___ book from the
  library.(a / an)
         More …
• Ali wore _____ new uniform to
  school. (a / an)‫‏‬
• Did you see _____ new car
  which my father bought? (the/a)
• Kiran is ____ Indian girl. (a /
  an)
   More … - Self-check
• Ali wore __a___ new uniform to
  school. (a / an)‫‏‬
• Did you see __a___ new car
  which my father bought? (the/a)
• Kiran is __an__ Indian girl. (a /
  an)
         More …
• Singapore lies quite near to ____
  equator. (the / an)‫‏‬
• Liying has travelled across
  _____ Atlantic Ocean. (an /the)
  More … - Self-check
• Singapore lies quite near to
  __the__ equator. (the / an)‫‏‬
• Liying has travelled across
  __the___ Atlantic Ocean. (an
  /the)
Assignment

 Print Worksheet 4
 Complete the Worksheet.
 Check your answers.
 Do corrections if necessary.
 Hand-in worksheet to your teacher when you
 return to school.
            Answers to Assignment

1.    The        11.   a
2.    a          12.   the
3.    the        13.   a
4.    the        14.   the
5.    A          15.   the
6.    a          16.   a
7.    the        17.   the
8.    a          18.   the
9.    the        19.   a
10.   the        20.   an

								
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