Articles Exercise for Classes 4 and 5 CBSE

Basic rules

Always use an article or another determiner with a singular countable noun.

Determiners are words like my, his, her, this, that and any.

You can write: a pen, the pen, my pen, this pen or any pen, but cannot write just ‘pen’.

In most cases plural and uncountable nouns can be used with or without articles.

When we are talking about someone or something for the first time, use ‘a/an’. Use ‘the’ in all subsequent references to that person / thing.

Use ‘a/an’ to mean one. Use ‘the’ with other meanings.

  • There is a man at the gate. (= There is one man at the gate.) (NOT There is the man at the gate.)
  • The man is demanding admission. (We use ‘the’ here because the listener already knows which man we are talking about – the one at the gate.)

Use ‘the’ with the names of objects belonging to our physical environment. Examples are: the sun, the moon, the star, the beach, the hill, the cloud etc.

Articles Exercise

The following sentences do not contain any articles. Rewrite them adding articles wherever necessary.

1. My father took me to beach yesterday.

2. I watched interesting film yesterday.

3. My sister wants to be scientist.

4. I want to buy smart phone.

5. Teacher scolded boys for talking in class.

6. I am writing letter.

7. He has written novel whose name I don’t remember.

8. They have bought apartment in city.

9. I have received good job offer from multinational company.

10. There is spider on roof.

11. Get cat off piano.

12. One of my cousins is doctor.

13. I have niece and nephew.

14. We are planning to launch business.

15. She has acted in movie.

16. Girl who just walked in is my neighbour’s daughter.

17. I am looking forward to becoming grandmother.

Answers

1. My father took me to the beach yesterday.

2. I watched an interesting film yesterday.

3. My sister wants to be a scientist.

4. I want to buy a smart phone.

5. The teacher scolded the boys for talking in the class.

6. I am writing a letter.

7. He has written a novel whose name I don’t remember.

8. They have bought an apartment in the city.

9. I have received a good job offer from a multinational company.

10. There is a spider on the roof.

11. Get the cat off the piano.

12. One of my cousins is a doctor.

13. I have a niece and a nephew.

14. We are planning to launch a business.

15. She has acted in a movie.

16. The girl who just walked in is my neighbour’s daughter.

17. I am looking forward to becoming a grandmother.

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