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A, An or The?
Understanding Articles

Student Success Center Exercises

Now it's your turn to put your knowledge to work.


Exercise 1: Filling In with Articles In this exercise, you will fill in the blank with the appropriate article, a, an, or the, or leave the space blank if no article is needed. An answer key is included at the end of the exercise.


Exercise 2: Understanding Articles This exercise is composed of several passages. As you read through the passages, insert the correct articles (a, an, or the) into the blanks. Keep in mind that more than one answer may be correct for each blank depending on the meaning you want the passages to have. An answer key is included at the end of each passage.


Exercise 3: Writing With Articles In this exercise, you'll write your own paragraphs. It will be up to you to determine the proper use of articles and when and where to use them by using the list of nouns provided. Once you have completed this exercise, be sure to bring it to the Student Success Center so that one of the peer writing tutors can look over the paragraphs or story.

UHV students can schedule a face-to-face tutoring session with a writing tutor or contact an online tutor to discuss any of these exercises or for additional assistance.