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    Learn English > English lessons and exercises > English test #117312: The / no article
    > Other English exercises on the same topics: Articles | Frequent mistakes [Change theme]
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    The / no article

    Use the definite article, the:


    (1) with singular or plural nouns, when you expect the person who is listening to know which person or thing you are talking about.Examples:

    >> Thank you for the flowers (= the ones that you brought me).

    >> This is the CD I told you about.

    (2) with the names of oceans, rivers, mountains or when there is only one kind of something.Examples:

    >> The sun is hot today.

    >> He was the first person to row across the Atlantic.

    (3) when talking about playing musical instruments.Example:

    >> I've been learning the piano for four years.


    Use no article:

    (1) with countable or uncountable nouns, when you are talking in general.Examples:

    >> Honey is sweet. (all honey)

    >> Were you a cheerleader in high school? (any high school)

    (2) with names of countries, states, streets, towns or lakes.Examples:

    >> I'm going to Turkey.

    >> Toronto is on Lake Ontario.

    (3) with a person's title when the name is mentioned.Examples:

    >> Queen Elizabeth

    >> Doctor Jones


    You're good to go!

    Complete the sentences with the or nothing: X



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    1. Did you get married before leaving university?

    2. Tim is studying at University of Waterloo.

    3. He's always wanted to learn how to play violin.

    4. My favourite basketball team is from Ohio State.

    5. Julia was returning from school when I met her.

    6. Who is head of state in your country?

    7. At 3:00pm, Chairman will give a speech.

    8. He went to prison for domestic violence.

    9. Prince Harry is the youngest of the British princes.

    10. The world was shocked when President Kennedy was shot.

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