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Flashcards in Articles Deck (26):
1

True or False:

Every time we use a noun we have to decide whether or not to use an article?

True

2

True or False:

Interaction factors of article use include:
• meaning / shared knowledge / context and whether the noun is singular, plural or uncountable?

True

3

True or false:

Fixed expressions and idioms require us to use a particular article (or no article at all)

True

4

True or false:

Articles are part of noun phrases and come immediately before a noun or an adjective or before a combination of adverb, adjective and noun

True

I heard a noise
I heard an eerie noise
I heard the strangely muffled noise

5

True or false:

We can leave out articles before:

Plural nouns / uncountable nouns

True

(PN) dreams often come true

(UN) give me money

6

True or false:

We can only leave an article out before a singular noun if we replace it with another determiner?

True

7

Yes / No

Can you use a/an with plural and uncountable nouns?

No

8

Yes / No.

Can you use “no article” with a singular noun?

No

9

Yes / No.

Can you use “the” before singular / plural and Uncountable nouns

Yes

10

To announce that we are introducing something new, something unexpected, or something that the reader/listener is unaware of we use?

a/an

11

Which article do we use to trigger the reader/listener that they know or will soon know what we are referring to?

The

12

Referring backwards or forwards?

“Take prizes for the children who win”

Forwards

13

Referring forwards or backwards?

“When I was out I passed a couple with two girls and a boy. I thought I knew the parents but I didn’t recognize the children at all”

Backwards

14

When something is immediately defined we use ?

The

15

When referring to something general - we leave out the article before ?

Plural and uncountable nouns

“I usually have [] sandwiches for lunch”

“[] English parsley has curly leaves”

16

- there is
- the first time we mention something
- after have / have got
- naming things
- with occupations

All attract which article ?

a / an

17

- something already mentioned
- only one of something
- with defining relative clauses
- with of before prepositional phrases

The

The cake is moldy
The moon
Shoot the kid who derailed the train
The benefits of early retirement

18

We use “the” with proper nouns. Name eight groups

Rivers: the Ganges
Mountain ranges: the Andes
Ocean and seas: the Atlantic
Deserts: the Sahara
Groups of islands: the Maldives
Hotels: the Hilton
Cinemas: the Odeon
Political Bodies: the Labour Party

19

Countries whose names include political terms or plural nouns, we use ?

The
the United Kingdom - the Czech Republic - the Philippines

20

Name 6 institutions that we use no article?

Hospital
Church
School
Prison
College
University

21

Yes / No

We use an article before certain meal times

No

She came to [] lunch

Let’s have [] dinner

22

Yes / No

We don’t use an article in most expressions of time

Yes

Next [] week / last [] year / at [] six o’clock

23

Yes / no

We include “the” after verbs of motion in expressions with “work, home, and bed” ?

No

She left [] work / I got [] home / she went [] to bed.

24

Yes / No

Do we leave out “the” after a “be Verb”

Yes

She is at [] work - she is in [] bed

25

Do we use an article before:
villages/towns/cities/parks/streets/forests

No

Sherwood Forest
Auckland
Bubenecska Street
Melnik

26

Pronunciation:
Why are the following correct:
“an umbrella”
“a union”
“an hour”
“a horse”

“an umbrella” /A/
“a union” /j/
“an hour” /au/
“a horse” /h/