English Olympiad-Grade-3 Articles Test-1


Articles are very important words in English and so is their knowledge. 

There are two kinds of articles.

          (i)      Indefinite Articles —A, An (in the sense of 'one' and 'any)

          (ii)     Definite Articles—The (in the sense of 'this' and 'that') 

Rules of Articles

The Use of Indefinite Articles 'A', 'An'

Rule I

          A student must note that the choice between 'A' and 'An' is determined primarily by SOUND.

(A)    'A is used before a word beginning.

            (i)    With consonant, e.g.,

                   a boy                                       a child

                   a student                                 a book

          (ii)     With a vowel giving the sound of a consonant, e.g.,

                   a one eyed man                     a university student

                   a European                             a unique book

                   a uniform                                a universal problem

(B)     'An' is used before a word beginning.

          (i)      With a vowel, e.g.,

                   an elephant                            an apple

                   an ass                                      an umbrella

          (ii)     With a mute 'h'. e.g.,

                   an hour                                   an heir

                   an honourable person          an honest man

                   an honorary post                    an hourly visit

          (iii)    With a consonant pronounced with the sound of a vowel, e.g.,                      

                     an LL.B student                      an MR

                   an M.L.A.                                an S.P.

                   an X-ray                                  an F.I.R.

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An apple

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Articles Worksheet-1

  1. I want to be ____ astronaut.

A. a                      B. an                   C. the                 D. none


  1. Anuj waited about ___ hour at the airport.

A. a                                                  B. an

C. the                                               D. Could be both "a" and "the"

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  1. My mom goes to gym twice ____ week.

A. a                      B. an                   C. the                  D. None


  1. Abraham Lincoln was born in ___ log cabin in Kentucky.

A. an                   B. a                      C. the                  D. no article needed


  1. We will take ___ walk in the woods.

A. a                      B. an                   C. the                  D. no article needed


Answer Keys

1. B; 2. B; 3. A; 4. B; 5. A