Articles Exercises for CBSE Class 6 | English Grammar

Articles Worksheets for CBSE Class 6 – English Grammar

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Articles Exercise for Class 6 – Worksheet 1

Grade 6 articles English grammar worksheets with explanation
  • The words a, an and the are called articles
  • They point out to people or things
  • A and an are indefinite articles. They suggest any person or thing
  • The is a definite article. It points to a specific person , place or thing or that has been already mentioned before.

Use of A : We use a before countable nouns in its singular form, beginning with a consonant sound. For Example, ‘ a boy, a shop

Use of AN : We use an before countable nouns in their singular form beginning with a vowel sound. For Example, ‘an octopus, an ice cream

Use of The : The is used before a noun when we want to particularise it. For example,’ We lost the ball we were playing with, Close the last window

Omission of Articles

  • No article is used with proper nouns. For example ‘Rita is citizen of USA
  • No article is used before abstract nouns. For example , ‘Sincerity is quality
  • No article is used before material nouns such as gold, silver , water etc., unless they are particularised. For example , ‘ The milk in the jug is cold
  • The English means English people and English means , the English language

USE OF THE DEFINITE ARTICLE

  1. When we talk about a particular person or thing, or one already referred to earlier,
  2. When a singular noun is meant to represent a whole class
    for eg. The cow is a useful animal,
    The rose is the sweetest of all flowers
  3. Before some proper names :
    for eg., oceans and seas: the Pacific, the black sea
    rivers : the Ganga, the Nile
  4. Before the names of certain books :
    for eg., The Vedas, the Puranas, the Ramayana
  5. Before names of things unique of their kind; as
    for eg., The sun, the sky, the earth
  6. Before a Proper noun when it is qualified by an adjective or a defining adjectival
    clause :
    for eg., The great Caesar, The immortal Shakespeare
  7. With Superlatives
    for eg., The darkest cloud has a silver lining, This is the best book of elementary
    chemistry.
  8. With ordinals :
    for eg., He was the first man to arrive, The ninth chapter of the book is very interesting.
  9. Before an adjective when the noun is understood,
    for eg., The poor is always with us.
  10. Before a noun to give the force of a Superlative
    for eg., The Verb is the word in a sentence.
  11. As an Adverb with Comparatives :
    for eg., The more the merrier.
  12. Uncountable nouns take the when used in a particular sense (especially when
    qualified by an adjective of adjectival phrase of clause) for eg., Would you pass me
    the sugar! The wisdom of Solomon is great

USE OF THE INDEFINITE ARTICLE

In its original numerical sense of one:
for eg., Twelve inches make a foot. Not a word was said

  1. In a vague sense of a certain
    for eg., One evening a beggar came to my door
  2. In the sense of any, to single out an individual as the representative of a class: for
    eg., A pupil should obey his teacher A cow is a useful animal
  3. To make a common noun of a proper noun:
    for eg., A Daniel come to judgement! (A Daniel – a very wise man)

ARTICLES PRACTICE EXERCISE 1

Fill in the blanks with either “a”, “an”, or “the”.

I went to 1)__________ airport at 6:00 AM yesterday. I had to catch 2)__________
flight to Paris. The lines at 3)______ airport were very long, so I had to wait 4) ______long time. Once 5) ______plane took off, I tried to get some sleep but I couldn’t. Then I ate 6) ______pretty good meal, 7) ________rare occurrence on airplanes! Later, I spoke to one of 8) ________flight attendants
for 9)__________ while. She was pretty. She told me that 10)_________ pilot of
11) ________airplane was French. I managed to fall asleep for about 12)___________
hour. After I woke up, I felt refreshed. I ordered 13)___________ drink, then another. Generally, it was 14)___________ pretty smooth flight.

ANSWERS: 1)the 2)a 3)the 4)a 5)the 6)a 7)a 8)the 9)a 10)the 11)the 12)an 13)a 14)a

ARTICLES PRACTICE EXERCISE 2

Fill in the blanks with either “a”, “an”, or “the”.

At 1)______ beginning of 2)____________ twentieth century, East Los Angeles became 3)______ popular immigrant destination. In 4)______ early 1900s, Russians, Jews, Japanese, and Mexicans all had 5)______ significant presence in 6)______ area. Living east of 7)______ river and working in nearby factories, or traveling by electric rail into downtown Los Angeles, immigrants and their children helped fuel 8)______ prosperity of 9)______ growing metropolis. By 10)______ onset of World War II, East Los Angeles had almost become 11)______ exclusively Latino community, soon reinforced by 12)______ influx of Mexican workers who arrived to man the machines in 13)______ area’s burgeoning war industries. 

ANSWERS: 1)the 2)the 3)a 4)the 5)a 6)the 7)the 8)the 9)the 10)the 11)an 12)an 13)the

ARTICLES PRACTICE EXERCISE 3

Complete with “a”, “an” , “the” or “-“ if no article is needed. 

  1. Goa is ……….capital of France. I’d like to visit it one day. 
  2. 2. Bruce is the only boy at school who can speak …….. Chinese. 
  3. 3. My grandmother has been playing ……….tennis since she was 12. 
  4. 4. Alice loves walking in ………rain. 
  5. Ted is listening to ……..news on ……..radio. He looks worried. 
  6. Peter is blind and has got …….guide dog that goes with him everywhere. ……..dog is a collie. He couldn’t live without it.
  7. When we were in Mumbai we stayed at …….Ritz, which is ….very expensive hotel.
  8. Stella drove ……….children to ………town centre last Monday.  
  9. It’s very hot today and Ben has turned on ……..fan to get some fresh air. 
  10. Granny always makes ……dinner on Thanksgiving Day. She is …..excellent cook. 
  11. Anna’s cat is sitting on ……..window ledge looking at ……..moon. 
  12. Yesterday John and Larry went to ……zoo. 
  13. Kent goes to …….bed late when he has …..…exam. 
  14. David always has ………breakfast in ……kitchen. 
  15. . ………. little boy fell off…………… bicycle. 
  16. ………. children like………….. sweets. 
  17. I have lost……………. book I took out of………….. library. 
  18. ………… cats love………….. fish. 
  19. Smoking……………. cigarettes is unhealthy.  
  20. Mr and Mrs Sharma go to……………… church on………… Sunday. 
  21. They go to……………….. church round…………..corner. 
  22. ……………… students read……………….. books. 
  23. ……………… student was reading……………..book you gave him. 
  24. …………….. world is coming to an end on……….Friday. 
  25. He goes to…………… work while Mrs Sharma stays at………………. home. 
  26. …………….. children go to………………… school.
  27. Mr Sharma goes to…………….. office while Mrs Sharma stays at…………….. home. 
  28. They live in………………. house on………………corner of………………. street. 
  29. ……………. children go to…………….. school over there.
  30. ………….. dogs are not allowed in……………. park.
  31. ………………. Amazon flows from………………..Andes to ……………….. Atlantic. 
  32. ……………….. Queen will speak on………………..Christmas Day. 
  33. Mary wants to learn…………….. French before she goes to……………… Continent. 
  34. In Goa, we stayed at……………. George V hotel, ate at…………… Maxim’s, and visited……………Louvre 
  35. ………….. Kaul’s were supposed to come to…………… lunch we gave at………… Ritz, but …………….. Mrs Smith phoned to say they had to take……………. young one to………………..hospital