Verbal Ability Articles - Solved Examples


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Q 1 − He likes to spend most of his time in ... mountains.

A - a

B - an

C - the

D - no article

Answer - D

Explanation

No definite noun has been named, so we don’t use ‘the’. Plural word so no “a/an”.


Q 2 − Coastal areas have ... ideal climate.

A - a

B - an

C - the

D - no article

Answer - C

Explanation

Talks about a specific condition; there cannot be more than one ideal climate, so it’s fixed, hence “the”.


Q 3 − This is ... best Odissi restaurant in the country.

A - a

B - an

C - the

D - no article

Answer - C

Explanation

Talks about a specific condition; there cannot be more than one noun when we use words like “best, ideal, perfect, absolute, only”, hence “the”.


Q 4 − I can't shop in ... 1000 rupees only.

A - a

B - an

C - the

D - no article

Answer - D

Explanation

No definite noun has been named, so not ‘the’. Plural word so no “a/an”.


Q 5 − Please someone shout for ... policeman!

A - a

B - an

C - the

D - no article

Answer - A

Explanation

Talks about a non-definite noun, as any policeman would do, hence “a”.


Q 6 − Someone call ... police!

A - a

B - an

C - the

D - no article

Answer - C

Explanation

Talks of a specific force — police, not the army or the navy. Hence, “the”.


Q 7 − He is ... real Indian hero.

A - a

B - an

C - the

D - no article

Answer - A

Explanation

No definite or specific noun mentioned, hence “a”.


Q 8 − I don't like ... pets, but I like my sister’s cat.

A - a

B - an

C - the

D - no article

Answer - D

Explanation

No specific noun has been mentioned, instead a category is named, hence no article.


Q 9 − We haven't met in ... ten years.

A - a

B - an

C - the

D - no article

Answer - D

Explanation

No specific noun has been mentioned, instead a collection of numbers is named, hence no article.


Q 10 − Sachin Tendulkar is ... cricket player.

A - a

B - an

C - the

D - no article

Answer - A

Explanation

No definite noun has been named, hence “a”. Sachin Tendulkar may be one person, but there are many cricket players and he is one of them.



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