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Fill in each blank with a, an, or the. Leave the blanks empty if necessary.

Click the sentences to see the answers.

Example: We had _____ difficulty finding _____ taxi to _____ airport.

We had difficulty finding a taxi to the airport.

1. I had _____ cup of _____ coffee.

1. I had a cup of coffee.

2. We spent _____ weekend at _____ beach.

2. We spent the weekend at the beach.

3. There isn't _____ drop of _____ water in the kettle.

3. There isn't a drop of water in the kettle.

4. You must fill _____ form in _____ ink. Here's _____ pen.

4. You must fill the form in ink. Here's a pen.

5. _____ king's coffin was accompanied by _____ guard of honour.

5. The king's coffin was accompanied by a guard of honour.

6. There are _____ woman and _____ girl living in that house.

6. There are a woman and a girl living in that house.

7. Our _____ new set of furniture is made of _____ teak.

7. Our new set of furniture is made of teak.

8. As usual, in _____ hour's time our hen will lay _____ egg.

8. As usual, in an hour's time our hen will lay an egg.

9. She needs _____ quarter of _____ kilo of _____ meat for the dish.

9. She needs a quarter of a kilo of meat for the dish.

10. He bought _____ shirts and _____ cap. _____ shirts were expensive, but _____ cap wasn't.

10. He bought shirts and a cap. The shirts were expensive, but the cap wasn't.

11. She has put on _____ lot of _____ weight since _____ last time we met.

11. She has put on a lot of weight since the last time we met.

12. She usually has only _____ glass of _____ milk and _____ apple for _____ lunch.

12. She usually has only a glass of milk and an apple for lunch.

13. There is _____ box of _____ candles on _____ top of _____ bookcase.

13. There is a box of candles on the top of the bookcase.

14. At _____ resort, we went out to look around _____ place.

14. At the resort, we went out to look around the place.

15. Last summer we booked into _____ villa in Lido, _____ nice old town in _____ west of _____ country.

15. Last summer we booked into a villa in Lido, a nice old town in the west of the country.

16. _____ movie was about _____ American who travelled in _____ caravan across _____ Gobi Desert.

16. The movie was about an American who travelled in a caravan across the Gobi Desert.

17. My uncle is _____ fisherman. He goes out to sea early in _____ morning. He catches _____ fish with _____ net.

17. My uncle is a fisherman. He goes out to sea early in the morning. He catches fish with a net.

18. That's _____ antique piece of _____ furniture. My father bought it in _____ Italy when he was touring _____ country.

18. That's an antique piece of furniture. My father bought it in Italy when he was touring the country.

(shocking, shocked)

19. What _____ pity we have missed _____ bus! We will have to wait at least _____ half _____ hour for _____ next one.

19. What a pity we have missed the bus! We will have to wait at least half an hour for the next one.

20. _____ tourist disappeared, leaving _____ suitcase behind in _____ hotel. _____ police were called in, but they couldn't find _____ missing tourist. It was _____ mystery.

20. A tourist disappeared, leaving a suitcase behind in a/an hotel. The police were called in, but they couldn't find the missing tourist. It was a mystery.