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Article (grammar): Quiz


Question 1: For example, the definite articles in the Romance languages—e.g., el, il, le, la—derive from the ________ demonstratives ille (masculine) and illa (feminine).
LatinVulgar LatinRoman EmpireOld Latin

Question 2: [3] In English, the zero article rather than the indefinite is used with plurals and ________.
Preposition and postpositionCount nounAdverbMass noun

Question 3: Linguists believe that the common ancestor of the Indo-European languages (i.e., the ________) did not have articles.
Centum-Satem isoglossProto-Indo-European languageIndo-European studiesArmenian language

Question 4: Although Classical Greek has a definite article, the earlier ________ did not.
Homeric GreekDoric GreekAttic GreekAncient Greek dialects

Question 5: Definite articles typically arise from ________ meaning that.
Article (grammar)DemonstrativeCopula (linguistics)Adverb

Question 6: In many languages, the form of the article may vary according to the ________, number, or case of its noun.
InflectionFrench languageGrammatical genderNoun class

Question 7: Among the classical parts of speech, articles are considered a special category of ________.
AdjectiveNounAdverbPreposition and postposition

Question 8: The English definite article the, written þe in ________, derives from an Old English demonstrative, which, according to gender, was written se (masculine), seo (feminine), or þæt (neuter).
Middle EnglishGreat Vowel ShiftOld NorseGothic language

Question 9: An article (abbreviated art) is a word that combines with a ________ to indicate the type of reference being made by the noun.
AdjectiveArticle (grammar)Preposition and postpositionNoun

Question 10: A partitive article is a type of indefinite article used with a ________ such as water, to indicate a non-specific quantity of it.
Mass nounAdverbPreposition and postpositionCount noun


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