English Olympiad-Grade-3-Articles Test-2


Use of articles :

Rule II

 (I)      Indefinite article 'A'/'An' is used when we talk of a thing or a person  that is indefinite or that is mentioned for the first time, (in the sense  of ‘one’)

          (II)     Indefinite article is also used to express a class (in the sense of ‘any’)

 (A)   Before a singular/countable common noun when it is mentioned for the first time representing no particular person or a thing, e.g.,

          (i)      I need a book. (one)

          (ii)     Twelve inches make a foot. (one)

          (iii)    A beggar came to my door. (one)

          (iv)    Please get me a scooter. (one)

          (v)     She gave her a note book. (one)

(B)     Before a singular countable noun which is used to single out some  person/ something as a representative of a class of things, animals                   and persons. 

          (i)      A cow is a useful animal.               (any in the sense of class)

          (ii)     A beggar cannot be a chooser.     (any in the sense of class)

          (iii)    A rose is a beautiful flower.          (any in the sense of class)

          (iv)    A son should be obedient.             (any in the sense of class)

(C)     To make a common noun of a proper noun to express quality.

          (i)      A Shylock is living in my neighbourhood.       (a cruel miser)

          (ii)     He is a Vikramaditya known for his fairness.           (a just man)

 (D)   In certain expressions of quantity with certain numbers and expressions  of 'Price/rate, speed, ratio', e.g.,

          (i)      Rupees ten a kilo.

          (ii)     A dozen mangoes.

          (iii)    Half a dozen.

(E)     When 'A/An' represents a weakened form of preposition 'in', e.g.,

          (i)      He earns fifty thousand rupees a year.

          (ii)     We should brush our teeth two times a day.

(F)     In exclamations with 'what' or 'how* before singular countable   nouns, e.g.,

(i)      What a hot day!

(ii)     What a pretty girl!

(iii)    What a naughty child!

(iv)    How fine a day!

(v)     What a fool he is.

(vi)    What kind of a teacher.          

Articles Worksheet-2

3rd grade grammar review worksheets

  1. She sang __ beautiful song last night.

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

 

  1. We are going to Japan _____December.

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

 

  1. My uncle is ____ Indian citizen.

A. a                      B. the                  C. an                   D. All of these

3rd grade grammar review worksheets

  1. My room is on ____ third floor.

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

 

  1. She has ___ important task to finish.

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

 

Answer Keys

1. C; 2. D; 3. C; 4. C; 5. B