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HOME > ENGLISH GRAMMAR EXERCISES > Articles with idioms 2

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ONLINE ENGLISH GRAMMAR QUIZ
topic: English articles with idioms 2 | level: Advanced



Idioms often have tricky usage of articles, so it's important to practice! Choose the correct (and most natural-sounding) response to complete each sentence:


1. I'm going to tell him that I'm angry/upset. = I'm going to give him _________________ piece of my mind.
  NO ARTICLE
  a
  the

2. She worked as a waitress. = She was waiting _________________ tables.
  the
  a
  NO ARTICLE

3. I thought it was going to end badly, but it all worked out for _________________ best.
  a
  the
  NO ARTICLE

4. He made _________________ bundle ( = a lot of money) selling mobile phones.
  a
  NO ARTICLE
  the

5. She has many good things (happening) in her life. = She has _________________ lot going for her.
  a
  NO ARTICLE
  the

6. Easy as _________________ pie = Very easy
  the
  a
  NO ARTICLE

7. I love to sing, but I can't carry _________________ tune. ( = I can't sing on key/accurately)
  a
  the
  NO ARTICLE

8. She's got _________________ blues. = She's sad.
  the
  a
  NO ARTICLE

9. To read between _________________ lines = To try to understand what is meant by something that is not expressed clearly
  a
  the
  NO ARTICLE

10. It rings _________________ bell. = It reminds me of something.
  NO ARTICLE
  the
  a


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