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Using articles in English – more complex rules exercises

Using articles in English – more complex rules – exercises

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Articles exercises practice (Level B2)

Using articles in English - more complex rules - exercisesComplete the articles exercises by choosing the correct option (a), (b), (c) or (d) to complete each of the sentences with ‘a‘, ‘an‘, ‘the‘ or no article ‘Ø‘.

1. Sue went to ____ China last week.

(a) a    (b) an   (c)  the   (d)  no article ‘Ø’

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Correct answer is D. China is a country so does not use an article.

 

2. I have never been to ____ USA.

(a) a    (b) an   (c)  the   (d)  no article ‘Ø’

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Correct answer is C. The USA is a collection of states.

 

3. We always took holidays by ____ seaside when I was a child.

(a) a    (b) an   (c)  the   (d)  no article ‘Ø’

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Correct answer is C. It is referring to the physical environment.

 

4. Susan is going to ____ university next semester to study law.

(a) a    (b) an   (c)  the   (d)  no article ‘Ø’

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Correct answer is D. The speaker is referring to the purpose of the building.

 

5. ____ Thames river runs through London.

(a) a    (b) an   (c)  the   (d)  no article ‘Ø’

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Correct answer is C. Names of rivers generally have ‘the’.
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