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Set 07 2009

Definite vs. indefinite articles 3


Idioma: anglès
Nivell: A2 / B1 (nivell 3 i 4)
Destresa: gramàtica

Objectives: the main goal of this activity is to learn the difference between definite and indefinite articles and to apply them correctly.

Task: check the exercise attached, label each noun C for countable or U for uncountable and fill in the blank with the correct definite or indefinite article.


The is a definite article and is used to refer to uncountable nouns. => I saw the milk spill. (How many milks? This question doesn’t make sense because milk cannot be counted.)
A/an are indefinite articles and are used to refer to countable nouns. => I drank a glass of milk. (How many glasses? One? Two? Glasses can be counted.)
a + followed by a consonant
an + followed by a vowel
exception: a + followed by a constant sound => a European country (sounds like ‘yer-o-pi-an,’ i.e. begins with consonant ‘y’ sound)

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