Articles risk

A great grammar game for four or more players!

You have to complete the sentences with the choices of a, an, the or nothing at all and write your answers in the space. Then you have to decide how certain you are that your answers are correct, and ‘risk’ points. 5 points if you are 50% sure, 10 points if you are 75% sure, or 15 points if you are 100 per cent certain your answer is correct! But if you get the answer wrong in any way, the number of points you have risked on the answer will be taken away from your final score!

A PDF version of this quiz that allows you to write your scores down can be found here.

1. We use ____________ (a/an/the/no article) when the person or thing referred to the only person or thing.

2. ___________________ (a/an) hour

3. ___________________ (a/an) one way ticket

4. ___________________ (a/an) university

5. ___________________ (a/an) European

6. ___________________ (a/an) only child

 

7. Dear mum, we’re having a super holiday, the weather’s great and we’re spending most of the time on _________ (a/an/the/no article) beach.

 

8. I got _________________ (a/an/the/no article) shampoo in my eye this morning and it feels terrible.

 

9.  ____________(a/an/the/no article) internet has changed the way we get information more than any other modern invention.

10. ________ (the/no article) Doctor Johnson

11. ________ (the/no article) Bank of England

12. ________ (the/no article) Atlantic Ocean

13. ________ (the/no article) Great Wall of China

14. ________ (the/no article) Krakow Airport

 

15. I was talking to Donald Trump! Not ____________  (a/an/the/no article) Donald Trump, but someone with the same name.

 

16. They arrived on _____ (a/an/the/no article) Saturday as far as I can remember. I think it was ______(a/an/the/no article) Saturday before my birthday. But they will see us again on ________ (a/an/the/no article) Saturday.

Print out the PDF here.

Before scrolling down for the answers...

If you are really not very sure on how articles work, then do click here for a nice, details but hopefully easy-to-understand explanation on how a/an/the or no articles work. Then come back here and you can great it as a test! 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

And here are the answers...

1. We use the when the person or thing referred to the only person or thing.

2. an hour

3. one way ticket

4. a university

5. a European

6. an only child

 

7. Dear mum, we’re having a super holiday, the weather’s great and we’re spending most of the time on the beach.

 

8. I got no article shampoo in my eye this morning and it feels terrible.

 

9. The internet has changed the way we get information more than any other modern invention.

10. no article Doctor Johnson

11. The Bank of England

12. The Atlantic Ocean

13. The Great Wall of China

14. no article Krakow Airport

 

15. I was talking to Donald Trump! Not the Donald Trump, but someone with the same name.

 

16. They arrived on Saturday as far as I can remember. I think it was the Saturday before my birthday. But they will see us again on no article Saturday.

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