Articles (the, a, an) - Answer Key
- I always thought that Ø America would have a lot of Ø Caucasians.
- Ø Stress has a great impact on Ø students’ academic performance.
- A/The successful climber is a wise judge of Ø physical ability and a good decision maker.
("A" would refer to any climber, but no one climber in particular. "The" is a more formal option and would refer to a typical climber as representative of the whole class of climbers.)
- In addition, the media do not anticipate Ø/the dangers and Ø/the risks.
("Ø" would refer to general, unspecified danger and risks. "The" would refer to specific dangers and risks that have been identified from the context.)
- Actually, the issue has become a major problem among Ø Chinese students in Ø American colleges.
- The author describes how Ø Google will have a hard time to get into the automotive industry.
- How does an/the electric motor work in a hybrid car?
("An" would refer to a general motor, not one in particular. "The" would refer to a typical electric motor as representative of the whole class of electric motors. In the phrase “a hybrid car,” another possibility is using a possessive [my/our] or determiner [that].)
- This was my first time to read a long chapter about space lives.
- In the article, the author gave an example about Facebook.
- With their amazing charisma, the United Kingdom and France are the/Ø representative countries of Europe.
("The" would be used if the United Kingdom and France are the only two representative countries of Europe. No article [Ø] would imply that other representative countries of Europe exist besides these two.)
- Language is one of the most important factors that I will consider.
- The first reason why mobile phones are the most beneficial invention in the last 100 years is that mobile phones can strengthen people’s relationships.
- For example, the author mentioned that by 2080 only six cities will be able to hold the Winter Olympics because of global warming.
- I was amazed by what the majority of men expected women to be in the 1700s.