Using Articles of Language Worksheets
Related ELA Standard: L.1.1.H
In the English language there are three very unique little short words. The words |a, an, the| can combine with any noun. We classify these words as articles. Articles can provide the noun that it is combined with as specific or unspecific. Each article has a specified use. This collection of worksheets will help students see the difference between all three articles and their combined use within sentence and paragraph instances.
Articles of Language Worksheets To Print:
Singular Article Use
– We use a with singular nouns that begin with a consonant sound
and we use an with singular nouns that begin with a vowel sound.
Chilly Times – Underline
the article in each sentence and double underline the noun that the
article refers to.
Check or X? –
Read each sentence and decide if the article that is there is correct
Articles in Phrases
– Read the following words and phrases and write them under the
correct article that would precede the word/phrase.
What Fits? – Fill
in the blanks with the correct article.
Articles in Sentences
– Read each group of sentences below and decide if a, an or the
will correctly complete each sentence.
a or an – Read the
following phrases and then separate them into the proper category.
Should We Leave It Alone?
– If the sentence is not correct, cross out the word (s) that are
wrong and write the correct word above it, if required.
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How Do We Properly Use Language Articles?
There are many times in sentences when a noun serves a definite or specific purpose. When this is need the what "the" is used. Because of this reason "the" is referred to as a definite article. Let's looks at the use of the definite article in a sentence: "Are you headed to the tournament this weekend?" In this case the definite article is being used to specify a specific tournament that the person asking the question and the person answering the question are knowledgeable about.
When we are deciding which article to use in a sentence, we just need to listen to words we are using. When we are referring to a noun that refers general idea as opposed to a specific thing we would use the indefinite article. The indefinite article comes in two forms. In most cases their use is dictated by the following general rule: When the indefinite article is needed and the noun it is accompanying begins with a consonant we use the word "a". The word "a" would appear before the noun. If the noun we are attaching to begins with a vowel, the word "an" would precede the noun. There are several instances where this general rule does not hold true. If a word begins with a consonant, but that consonant is not pronounced and the vowel sound takes it place, we would use "an". The same holds true for words that start with a vowel, but are pronounced with a consonant sound. There are many instances when articles are not needed in sentences. In these cases called "the zero article" the article is not stated rather it is implied.