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Business English Grammar Exercise | Topic: Choose the right article 1

When it comes to Business English, a lot of non-native speakers know the specific terminology, but still make grammatical mistakes, especially in problem areas such as articles. These exercises will help you to practice using English articles in a Business English context.





QUESTIONS:
(Choose the best response for each one)


1. Oil prices have risen to __________________________ record levels in the past three years.
  NO ARTICLE
  the
  a

2. Q: Is he a clerk? A: No, he's __________________________ manager. (There's only one manager)
  the
  a
  NO ARTICLE

3. Q: Is he a clerk? A: No, he's __________________________ manager. (There's more than one manager)
  the
  NO ARTICLE
  a

4. Many of __________________________ programmers that started last year have quit.
  a
  the
  NO ARTICLE

5. Many _________________ programmers that started last year have quit.
  the
  a
  NO ARTICLE

6. We hope to make _________________ big advances during the early stages of this project.
  NO ARTICLE
  the
  a

7. Take a look at this report. _________________ findings are really surprising.
  The
  A
  NO ARTICLE

8. Q: What are you working on? A: I'm trying to finish __________________________ presentation that I told you about this morning.
  a
  NO ARTICLE
  the

9. Q: What are you working on? A: I'm working on __________________________ presentation for today's meeting. (The person asking the question doesn't know about this presentation)
  the
  a
  NO ARTICLE

10. This is _________________________ very challenging task.
  the
  a
  NO ARTICLE

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