Article with proper nouns exercises

Practise what kind of article — zero or definite — to use with proper names.

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Articles with proper nouns is one of the difficult issues in English grammar. The exercises on this page will help you practise and better remember how to choose between zero and definite article with people’s names, geographical objects, buildings, commercial names. If the topic of articles is new to you, we recommend studying a/an, the, zero article first, then articles with geographical names. The links are in the related topics block below.