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Recursos para el aprendizaje Unidad Didactica

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1. Indefinite Article (a, an)
Used before singular nouns that are unspecified:

a pencil

an orange

Used before number collectives and some numbers:

a dozen

a gallon

Used before a singular noun followed by a restrictive modifier:

a girl who was wearing a yellow hat

Used with nouns to form adverbial phrases of quantity, amount, or degree:

I felt a bit depressed.

2. Definite Article (the)


Used to indicate a noun that is definite or has been previously specified in the context:

Please close the door.

I like the clothes you gave me.

Used to indicate a noun that is unique:

Praise the Lord!

The Columbia River is near here.

Used to designate a natural phenomenon:

The nights get shorter in the summer.

The wind is blowing so hard.

Used to refer to a time period:


I was very nave in the past.

This song was very popular in the 1980s.

Used to indicate all the members of a family:

I invited the Bakers for dinner.

This medicine was invented by the Smiths.

1. Indefinite Article (a, an)


Used before singular nouns that are unspecified:

o a pencil

o an orange

Used before number collectives and some numbers:

o a dozen

o a gallon

Used before a singular noun followed by a restrictive modifier:

o a girl who was wearing a yellow hat

Used with nouns to form adverbial phrases of quantity, amount, or degree:

o I felt a bit depressed.

2. Definite Article (the)


Used to indicate a noun that is definite or has been previously specified in the context:

o Please close the door.

o I like the clothes you gave me.

Used to indicate a noun that is unique:

o Praise the Lord!

o The Columbia River is near here.


Used to designate a natural phenomenon:

o The nights get shorter in the summer.

o The wind is blowing so hard.

Used to refer to a time period:

o I was very nave in the past.

o This song was very popular in the 1980s.

Used to indicate all the members of a family:

o I invited the Bakers for dinner.

o This medicine was invented by the Smiths.

PRACTICE FOR YOU

o 1) Did you bring (a, an, the) umbrella?


2) Are you looking for (a, an, the) shampoo?
3) I checked (a, an, the) mailbox again.
4) Can I have (a, an, the) spoon please?
5) I was born into (a, an, the) poor family.
6) She will come back in (a, an, the) hour.
7) Have you been to (a, an, the) Space Needle Tower in Seattle?
8) I would love to talk to one of (a, an, the) managers.
9) What (a, an, the) amazing view!
10) The helicopter landed on (a, an, the) roof of a building.

Singular and Plural Nouns


The difference between singular and plural nouns is easy to spot. When a noun indicates one
only, it is a singular noun. When a noun indicates more than one, it is plural.

Singular Noun Examples


The following sentences contain singular nouns examples.

1. The boy had a baseball in his hand.

2. My horse prefers to wear an English saddle.

3. That cat never seems to tire of jumping in and out of the box.

4. You stole my idea and didnt give me any credit.


5. Your mom is going to be upset about that broken lamp.

6. Its not difficult to grow a tree as long as you give it plenty of water.

7. I cant believe you let your dog stick his head out the window while you drive.

Plural Noun Examples


The following sentences contain plural noun examples.

1. The boys were throwing baseballs back and forth between bases.

2. Our horses are much happier wearing lightweight English saddles.

3. Those cats never seem to tire of chasing one another in and out of those boxes.

4. You stole my ideas and didnt give me any credit.

5. Our moms are going to be upset that we stayed out all night going to parties.

6. Its not too difficult to grow trees as long as you provide them with plenty of water.

7. I cant believe you allow your dogs to climb all over the seats while you are driving.

Singular Plural Nouns Exercises


Transform each of the following words into plurals:

1. Day

2. Tax

3. Taxi

4. Lady

5. Mountain

Answers 1-5:

1. Days

2. Taxes

3. Taxis

4. Ladies
5. Mountains

Choose the correct plural for each of the words that follows:

1. Choice
a. Choices b. Choices c. Choiceies

2. Box
a.Boxs b. Boxies c. Boxes

3. Thief
a.Thiefies a. Thiefs c. Thieves

4. Army
a.Armys b. Armies c. Army

5. Owl
a.Owls b. Owlies c. Owelds

Answers:
1. a

2. c

3. c

4. b

5. a

Choose the best word to fit into each of the following sentences:

1. The men sharpened their _____________ before throwing them at the targets.
A knife B knifes C knives

2. Please eat the rest of your _____________.


A pease B Peas C Peies

3. Id like you to stop leaving your ________________ on the floor.


A Socks B Sockses C Sox

4. We saw a lot of _________________ at the park.


A Deers B Deeries C Deer

5. This recipe calls for a lot of _____________.


A Tomatos B Tomatoes C Tomaties
Answers:
1. C

2. B

3. A

4. C

5. B

ltima modificacin: martes, 11 de abril de 2017, 14:44