A, An, and The
How definite is your knowledge of articles? Find out by taking this month’s quiz, which will test your knowledge of paragraphs 5.70–78 of CMOS 17, on articles, a small but essential trio of adjectives. (We’ll also be taking a brief detour into chapter 8 and titles of works.)
In a future quiz we’ll plan on covering adjectives more generally, as our quizzes continue to draw on the grammar chapter (chapter 5).
Note: Style guides and dictionaries sometimes disagree. This quiz is designed to test your knowledge of The Chicago Manual of Style, 17th edition.[Editors’ note: Chapter 5 of CMOS is quite large, comprising 248 numbered sections on grammar and syntax, plus another hefty chunk on usage. For the sake of variety, workouts will revisit the chapter periodically rather than continuously.]
Chicago Style Workout 47: Fun with Articles
Top image: (left) theatrical release poster for The Invisible Man (Universal, 1933), based on the H. G. Wells novel of the same title (1897); (right) original dust jacket for Invisible Man (Random House, 1952), by Ralph Ellison. Both images courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.
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