Articles Exercise for Class 10 CBSE

The words a, an and the are articles. Articles are determiners. They go at the beginning of nouns or noun phrases.

Articles: General Rules

Always use an article or another determiner with a singular countable noun. For example, we say ‘a cat’, ‘the cat’, ‘my cat’, ‘this cat’ or ‘any cat’. Don’t just say ‘cat’. Plural and uncountable nouns are usually used without articles. However, we use articles with them when we are talking about particular people or things.

  • He has adopted a puppy. (NOT He has adopted puppy.)
  • I love cats. (No article is used here because we are talking in general.)
  • The cat is hiding behind the curtain. (NOT Cat is hiding behind curtain.)
  • Does money buy happiness? (The words money and happiness are uncountable nouns. We do not use articles with them.)
  • Where is the money? (Here we use the article ‘the’ with money because we are talking about particular money.)

Articles exercise for class 10

Fill in the blanks with appropriate articles.

1. I talked to ……………………… boy who complained of bullying.

2. I still remember ……………………… day I first met him.

3. I would like ……………………… coffee.

4. ………………………… test was easier than I thought.

5. My mother has always been …………………………. huge source of inspiration for me.

6. Don’t make …………………………. noise.

7. There is ……………………….. book on that table.

8. She earns ………………………. lot of money.

9. I received ……………………….. letter from ……………………… tax people ………………………… other day.

10. It proved to be ………………………… costly mistake.

11. She is not …………………………. fool.

12. What did you do with ………………………….. money?

13. He has inherited ………………………… huge sum of money from his grandfather.

14. It is not ………………………… right thing to do.

15. They accused ………………………. teacher of showing ……………………. partiality.

16. I am tired of eating …………………………. same food every day.

17. She looks like …………………………. yesteryear actress.

18. I don’t know ………………….. reason why she is angry with me.

19. Call ………………….. man waiting outside.

20. It has been …………………. long time since we heard anything from them.

Answers

1. I talked to the boy who complained of bullying. (We use the article ‘the’ to talk about particular people or things.)

2. I still remember the day I first met him.

3. I would like a coffee. (The article ‘a’ means one. So, a coffee means one cup of coffee.)

4. The test was easier than I thought. (Here we are talking about a test that both the speaker and the listener know about. Hence, we use the with it.)

5. My mother has always been a huge source of inspiration for me.

6. Don’t make a noise.

7. There is a book on that table. (We are not talking about any particular books here. It could be any book. Hence, we use ‘a’ here.)

8. She earns a lot of money.

9. I received a letter from the tax people the other day.

10. It proved to be a costly mistake.

11. She is not a fool.

12. What did you do with the money? (Here we are talking about a certain sum of money that both the speaker and the listener know about. Hence, we use the here.)

13. He has inherited a huge sum of money from his grandfather.

14. It is not the right thing to do.

15. They accused the teacher of showing partiality. (Partiality is an uncountable noun. We do not normally use articles with uncountable nouns.)

16. I am tired of eating the same food every day.

17. She looks like a yesteryear actress.

18. I don’t know the reason why she is angry with me. (We are talking about a particular reason here.)

19. Call the man waiting outside. (We are talking about a particular man here; hence, we use the.)

20. It has been a long time since we heard anything from them.

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