Exercise 3: Articles Gap Fill

Articles exercise

Please complete the following exercise using a/an/the (or leave the space blank to indicate no article) in the spaces below where appropriate.

After doing the exercise, click on the 'submit' button at the bottom of the page to have your work graded and to view the passage with the correct articles inserted, together with an explanation of their use. You can also click the 'reset' button to try again after this.


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