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HOME > ENGLISH GRAMMAR EXERCISES > Articles with idioms 6

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ONLINE ENGLISH GRAMMAR QUIZ
topic: English articles with idioms 6 | 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. You have to carve out _________________ niche for your business.
  the
  a
  NO ARTICLE

2. He struggled to come to _________________ grips with recent events in his life.
  the
  a
  NO ARTICLE

3. Did he ask you to marry him? = Did he pop _________________ question?
  NO ARTICLE
  the
  a

4. It's not very complicated. = It's not _________________ rocket science.
  NO ARTICLE
  a
  the

5. Their business relationship is on _________________ mend. ( = improving)
  the
  a
  NO ARTICLE

6. You have to play by _________________ rules if you want others to respect you.
  a
  NO ARTICLE
  the

7. She thought there were a legitimate business, but they took her for _________________ ride.
  a
  NO ARTICLE
  the

8. They told this to me in _________________ strict confidence.
  NO ARTICLE
  a
  the

9. He did it secretly. = He did it on _________________ sly.
  NO ARTICLE
  the
  a

10. He was playing for _________________ time. = He was procrastinating.
  a
  the
  NO ARTICLE


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