Exercise 2: English articles (a, an, the)

(Practise using the definite and indefinite articles in a quiz)

The English articles ‘a, an’ and ‘the’ – gap fill (difficulty: 3 of 5 – medium)

Choose the definite (the) or suitable indefinite article (a/an) for the gaps:

  • Example: “Could I have an orange, please, if you have any?”

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  1. You look great! This is beautiful dress.
  2. Do you play any musical instruments? – Yes, I play guitar.
  3. I bought used car yesterday. It’s old one. – I also bought one last week but mine is new one.
  4. You’re too late; train left about hour ago.
  5. I’ve got bike but brakes don’t work.
  6. Would you like cup of coffee? – No thanks, I’ve just had one.
  7. Do you have to go to office today?
  8. It is such good feeling to have organised desk, don’t you think?
  9. I don’t believe you. This is excuse.
  10. Can I turn off radio? It’s too loud.

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