WEEK/TERM: THIRD TERM /WEEK 6
CLASS: Grade 2
DATE: 26th June, 2020
The adjectives e.g. a, an, the are called articles
Correct use of ‘a’
‘A’ is used before words beginning with consonants or a long /u/ sound e.g. a box, a cat, a goat, a utensil, a university.
Correct use of ‘an’
‘An’ is used before words begging with a vowel a, e, I, o, u or silent h e.g. an angel, an egg, an iroko tree, an hour, an honest man.
The articles a and an are used before singular common nouns or adjectives not already known or referred to, e.g. a boy come here, I saw a dog, they saw an elephant, an empty vessel and an ant
Correct use of ‘the’
- The is used to refer to something already known e.g. I saw the boy. The teacher is here.
- It is used to refer to something which is always one. E.g. the sun, the earth.
- It is used to refer to a whole class of something. e.g. the blind cannot see. The lion is a brave animal.
- It is used to refer to particular rivers, seas, etc. and range of mountains e.g. the Niger, the Nile, the Red sea, the Atlantic ocean, the Mount Everest.
Correct the following sentences either by supplying the correct articles or omitting them where necessary.
- The Everest is highest mountain in world.
- Bible is holy book of Christians.
- Player must play his part.
- Basket contains orange and bunch of bananas.