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GRAMMAR GRIND Articles
Articles There are three articles in English Indefinite Articles: A / An Definite Article: The
Definite Articles Usage: When you’re talking/ writing about a specific person or thing. Any time there is a superlative adjective. Examples: 1. Mr. Langan is the best teacher in the known and unknown universe. 1. Anthem is the book that we’re reading.
Let’s Try It _____ The tie Mr. Langan is wearing today is pretty fly. Paulo showed me _______ “What Does the Fox Say” the video yesterday. the It was _______ funniest thing Mr. Langan had seen in a while. the Crystal always has _____ biggest smile on her face. Animal Farm by George Orwell is ____ the next book we’re reading.
Indefinite Articles Usage: when describing a non specific thing or member of a group. Examples: 1. I want to have a teacher who knows how to Grammar Grind. 2. I hope we read a book about getting turnt up this year. 3. At the zoo I saw an elephant.
Indefinite Articles Using A vs. An depends on the sound that begins the next word in the sentence. Use A when the next sound is a consonant. Examples: A boy, a car, a zoo, a class, a student, a teacher, a school Use An when the next sound is a vowel. Examples: An elephant, an apple, an orphan, an owl, an octopus
Indefinite Articles It gets tricky when… A vowel makes a consonant sound. “U” can sometimes make a “Y” sound. Examples: A user - sounds like “yoo-zer” A university – sounds like “yoo-ni-ver-si-ty” A unicycle – sounds like “yoo-ni-cy-cle
Indefinite Articles It gets tricky when… A consonant can make a vowel sound. Examples: An honor – sounds like “on-er” An hour – sounds like “our”
Let’s Try It Mr. Langan is going to give us ______ a worksheet after this. the book, Anthem. Jennellie said she’s done reading _______ We’re taking _______ a quiz tomorrow. an Dyheem is going to get _______ A in this class. Mr. Cruz has ______ an octopus as a pet.