Articles and periods of time: exercise

time periods and articles, exerciseThis exercise tests understanding of articles and periods of time. As some periods of time can be used as nouns or adjectives, this tests your knowledge of how a period of time is used in a sentence. It will also test use of articles with sequential numbers.

Complete the following exercise choosing the correct determiner (the indefinite article (a), the definite article (the), a plural determiner (any, some, many, etc.) or no article).

Articles and periods of time exercise

  1. In ____ next few weeks, I will learn everything.
  2. In my office, we are still using ____ 20th Century technology.
  3. You need to buy ____ Winter clothing.
  4. The art gallery displayed ____ 8th Century sculptures.
  5. The report is due in ____ first quarter.
  6. This flag is from ____ Crimean War.
  7. I like ____ Victorian pocket watches.
  8. We covered this in ____ second lesson.
  9. I think this is ____ primary concern.
  10. Bicycles became popular in ____ late 19th Century.
  11. ____ 17th Century paintings are good.
  12. ____ 1348 plague was much worse than ____ 1665 plague.
  13. We have ____ morning coffee every day at 11am.
  14. Do you want to visit ____ 12th Century castle?
  15. There are many ____ medieval towns in Sussex.
  16. Arundel has ____ 12th Century castle, restored in ____ 18th Century.
  17. She wants to go to Paris in ____ Spring.
  18. ____ 9th Century books were more difficult to read than later texts.
  19. ____ 19th Century towns were very polluted.
  20. ____ World War 2 trenches can still be visited today.
  21. Can I go for ____ afternoon walk?
  22. It was ____ night-time attack.
  23. He says ____ morning commute is the worst.
  24. Which ____ 17th Century painter is your favourite?
  25. The museum only has sculptures from ____ Futurist period.
  26. They have no ____ contemporary sculptures.

Answers

  1. In the next few weeks, I will learn everything.
  2. In my office, we are still using 20th Century technology.
  3. You need to buy some Winter clothing. (or no article)
  4. The art gallery displayed 8th Century sculptures. (or some, many, etc. Not the because it we do not know if it is a distinct group of sculptures.
  5. The report is due in the first quarter.
  6. This flag is from the Crimean War.
  7. I like Victorian pocket watches.
  8. We covered this in the second lesson.
  9. I think this is a primary concern. (or the if we are being specific)
  10. Bicycles became popular in the late 19th Century.
  11. 17th Century paintings are good. (or some, many etc.)
  12. The 1348 plague was much worse than the 1665 plague.
  13. We have morning coffee every day at 11am. (a general event)
  14. Do you want to visit a 12th Century castle? (not a specific castle)
  15. There are many medieval towns in Sussex.
  16. Arundel has a 12th Century castle, restored in the 18th Century.
  17. She wants to go to Paris in the Spring. (or no article)
  18. 9th Century books were more difficult to read than later texts. (The would refer to a specific group of books, but this is a general point)
  19. 19th Century towns were very polluted. (another general point)
  20. The World War 1 trenches in Flanders can still be visited today.
  21. Can I go for an afternoon walk? (not a regular event)
  22. It was a night-time attack.
  23. He says the morning commute is the worst. (specifically, compared to another commute)
  24. Which 17th Century painter is your favourite?
  25. The museum only has sculptures from the Futurist period.
  26. They have no contemporary sculptures.

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