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Articles a the an

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What is an article It is an adjective. It modifies a noun.

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Definite Article The – refers to specific or particular nouns .

For example::

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.

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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) ‏

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When to use 'the' Names of rivers, oceans and seas. The Red Sea Points on the globe The equator

When to use the':

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' :

When to use 'a' Before words that begin with consonants. a cat a pencil a bag

When to use 'an':

When to use 'an' Before silent 'h' an honest man an honourable person

When to use 'an':

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':

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 ........:

Use “a” when ........ When “u” makes the same sound as the “y” in you. a u niform a u sed plate

Use “a” when ........:

Use “a” when ........ “o” makes the same sound as “w” in “won” a one-eyed monster

A Quiz:

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 one-eyed monster

A Quiz – Self check:

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 …:

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:

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 …:

More … Singapore lies quite near to ____ equator. (the / an) ‏ Liying has travelled across _____ Atlantic Ocean. (an /the)

More … - Self-check:

More … - Self-check Singapore lies quite near to __the__ equator. (the / an) ‏ Liying has travelled across __the___ Atlantic Ocean. (an /the)

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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:

Answers to Assignment The a the the A a the a the the a the a the the a the the a an

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