Business English Grammar Exercise | Topic: Choose the right article 7

When it comes to Business English, a lot of non-native speakers know the specific terminology, but still make grammatical mistakes, especially in problem areas such as articles. This exercise will help you to practice using English articles in a Business English context. Use it to prepare for the TOEIC (Test of English for International Communication) and other official Business English exams/certificates.

QUESTIONS: (Choose the best response for each one)

1. I just found out that Citibank is planning __________________________ layoffs. the NO ARTICLE a 2. Really? Do you know which workers will be affected by __________________________ layoffs (that they're planning)? a NO ARTICLE the 3. He is a media mogul. He owns __________________________ newspaper and several magazines. the a NO ARTICLE 4. We need to get __________________________ accountant to prepare our taxes this year. ("Some" accountant - No particular accountant in mind) an the NO ARTICLE 5. That isn't __________________________ way we do things around here. the a NO ARTICLE

the a NO ARTICLE 7. Are you thinking of starting __________________________ business? a the NO ARTICLE 8.6. and we accepted it. they made us __________________________ offer. the NO ARTICLE an . Well. (He's not the only financial advisor there) the a NO ARTICLE 10. Think about __________________________ what I told you. NO ARTICLE the a 9. We've been getting a lot of __________________________ business recently. Q: What does John do? A: He's __________________________ financial advisor at Merrill Lynch.

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