Write sentences from the brackets (). Write a or an where necessary.
1. (I bought newspaper)I I bought a newspaper
2. (we went to party last night) .
3. (my brother is artist)
4. (its beautiful day today)
5. (I ate sandwich and apple) .
6. (Britain is industrial country)
The Indefinite Article A and the Definite Article The
a is used with countable nouns to indicate one:
I've got two bikes and a car.
She's a lawyer.
He's a teacher.
a or the is not usually used before names of villages, towns, streets, cities,
countries or continents: She lives in Paris. We went to India.
the is used when we speak about things that we know or can understand or when a word is used a second time: He gave me a knife and a spoon. The spoon was dirty. I bought a pen and some paper, but I left the pen in the shop, the 2002 census.
the is used before names of seas, rivers, groups of islands or mountains, kingdoms, republics, deserts, plural names of countries: the Atlantic Ocean, the River Thames, the Netherlands, the Arctic (land and sea), the Antarctic (land and sea), the Alps, the United States of America, the United Arab Emirates, the Pacific Ocean, the Black Sea, the Arctic Ocean, the Baltic, the Urals, the Far East, the Sahara, the United Kingdom, the Nile, the Gobi Desert
the is used in the + noun + of: the Constitution of 1993, the capital of Russia, the life of Napoleon
the is used when only one object exists: the earth, the sun, the River Thames, the President, the legislative power, the State Duma, the Federal Assembly, the Government, the Prime Minister, the Constitutional Court, the Supreme Court, the world
the is used with adjectives in the superlative degree:the largest ethnic groups