The A, An, The Worksheet for Class 2



As children progress through their education, learning the basics of grammar becomes essential to help them become effective communicators. One of the fundamental concepts in English grammar is understanding the use of articles – a, an, and the. Articles are small words that can have a big impact on the meaning of a sentence. In this article, we will focus on providing a comprehensive guide and worksheet for class 2 students to understand the usage of articles.

Understanding Articles

Articles are a type of determiner used before a noun to indicate whether the noun is general or specific. There are two types of articles – indefinite (a, an) and definite (the).

Indefinite Articles – A, An

  1. A is used before a word that starts with a consonant sound. For example: a cat, a ball, a house.
  2. An is used before a word that starts with a vowel sound. For example: an apple, an orange, an elephant.
  3. Use a or an when referring to any member of a group. For example: I want a book to read.
  4. Use a when talking about things in general. For example: a dog is a loyal animal.

Definite Article – The

  1. The is used before a singular or plural noun when both the speaker and the listener know what is being referred to. For example: the school is closed today.
  2. Use the before singular or plural nouns that have already been mentioned. For example: I have a dog. The dog is brown.
  3. Use the before superlatives and ordinal numbers. For example: the tallest building in the city.

Worksheet for Class 2

Now, let’s practice what we have learned about articles through the following worksheet:

  1. Fill in the blanks with a, an, or the:
    a. I have ______ apple.
    b. She is playing with ______ doll.
    c. Do you want ______ sandwich?
    d. He is ______ best student in ______ class.
    e. I saw ______ elephant at ______ zoo.

  2. Identify whether the following sentences require a, an, or the:
    a. I need book.
    b. Can you pass me orange?
    c. Where is bank?
    d. She bought laptop from store.
    e. He saw tallest building in city.


  1. Q: When do we use a vs. an?
    A: Use a before words starting with a consonant sound, and an before words starting with a vowel sound.

  2. Q: Can the be used before any noun?
    A: The is used before specific nouns that both the speaker and listener are aware of.

  3. Q: Do we always need to use articles in a sentence?
    A: Articles are not always necessary, but they play a crucial role in specifying the noun being referred to.

  4. Q: How can I improve my understanding of articles?
    A: Practice regularly by reading sentences and identifying the correct articles to use.

  5. Q: Are there languages that do not use articles?
    A: Yes, some languages do not have articles or use them in a different way than in English.


Understanding how to use articles correctly is essential for building a strong foundation in English grammar. By grasping the concepts of a, an, and the, class 2 students can enhance their writing and communication skills. Regular practice and application of articles in sentences will lead to mastery of this grammar concept.

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