Articles are a critical area of English grammar. It is a word that modifies a noun. Your child can learn the grammar rules for using articles in sentences with resources like English worksheets for Grade 1 or Class 2 English Grammar worksheets.
Here are 9 reasons why your child needs to use “articles” in sentences:
- Is the noun countable?
Using ‘a’ in a sentence can indicate that you are talking about a quantity of one number.
Can you give me a flower? (Meaning: You are asking someone to give you one flower.)
- To describe meals
Articles help you to use “the” correctly while speaking about meals such as breakfast, lunch, brunch or dinner.
I didn’t like the breakfast. (Indicates a specific breakfast)
I like brunch. (Indicates any brunch)
- Addressing families
How to use “the” when your child uses surnames to speak about a family.
The Verma’s have a pet dog at home. (Indicates that the Verma family has a pet dog at home.)
- Sentences about things representing groups
Use articles to indicate things that are part of a group and have a similar characteristic.
A banyan is a huge tree. (In the “Trees” group, the banyan trees are huge trees.)
- Be specific
While writing about something in a sentence, you can be specific about what you mean.
The boy is a genius. (Here, you are talking about a specific boy.)
Your child can learn to be specific or non-specific by learning the usage of articles ‘a’, ‘an’ and ‘the’ in sentences. For practicing articles, give your child English worksheets for Class 2 or Class 1 English grammar worksheets.
- Clarity in communication
If a specific noun has already been mentioned then use “the” in the next sentence along with the noun.
I ate an ice-cream today. The ice-cream was very tasty.
- Writing sentences with words having a vowel sound
Construct sentences correctly by using ‘an’ before a word that begins with a vowel sound.
I ate an egg today.
- Writing sentences with words having a consonant sound
Build sentences by using ‘a’ before words that start with a consonant sound.
This is a hat.
- Define a thing that is unspecific
Through articles, your child can explain if something is unspecific in a sentence.
I would love to have chocolate today. (The sentence doesn’t give specific information about the kind of chocolate a person wants to have.)
Learning grammar rules can be fun for your child with English worksheets for nursery or English worksheets for Kindergarten. On estudynotes, you will find free printable PDF worksheets to download for Nursery to Class 2.
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