Linguapress English Grammar - interactive
Advanced level reading texts Intermediate reading texts English grammar online Language games and puzzles
Linguapress English Grammar
linguapress - English grammar practice

Definite article or no article ?  

The definite article the is the most common determiner used in English.

  • Write the article the in each box whenever it is necessary.  
  • Write  0  (the figure zero) if no article is possible.
  • Write the or 0  if you think that there is a choice - either solution is possible.
Important: you must write exactly one of the three choices indicated in red. If you write something different, even slightly diffrerent, your computer will not detect the right answer !

Student's name (optional)   : 
  1. Peter lives in   biggest house on our street .
  2.   arithmetic is something that all children have to study 
  3. I don't like    way in which he shouts at people.
  4. Can you please tell me  time ?.  
  5. It's a well known fact that   cigarettes are bad for your health. . 
  6. All   students have to pass their exams. 
  7.   students who want to take the exam again must sign up on line. 
  8. He doesn't ever drink   coffee . 
  9.     words that he used to describe his brother were quite unfriendly. 
  10. I'm surprised that train to New York actually departed on time.
  11. Most of the moving parts of this engine are made out of   steel. 
  12. Unfortunately,  steel that they used was of low quality. 
  13. I think that   water in the swimming pool is too cold . 
  14.   children are going out with their aunt this afternoon .
  15. It's rather a pity that my husband doesn't like   dogs. 
  16. He spent his life selling  rather expensive cars. 

Your completed test should show up in a new window.
If it does, you can return to your original answers as often as you want and correct them if necessary.

Copyright ©  - renewed 2023 -. Free for personal use. Reproduction on any other website is not authorised.

Return to Linguapress home page


► Click for  Full grammar index
Selected main grammar pages
Verbs: the present tense
Verbs : the future
Past tenses
Phrasal & prepositional verbs
Gerunds, participles and -ing forms
The infinitive
Irregular verb tables
Nouns, pronouns, adjectives
Noun phrases
Adjective order in English
The possessive
Sentences & clauses
Relative clauses in English
Conditional clauses in English
Word order in English
Reported questions in English
Language and style 
Word stress in English
The short story of English
More resources
Reading resources: advanced 
Reading resources: intermediate
Crosswords and word games

CopyrightCopyright information.
Free to view, free to share,  free to use in class, free to print, but not free to copy..
If you like this page and want to share it with others,  just share a link, don't copy. uses cookies, and by continuing on our site, you accept this. To remove this message click   or otherwise click for more details