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This exercise explores the presence or absence of the indefinite article in a sentence. Read the sentences and decide if there should be an article or not. In each space write "a" for the article or "0" (zero) for no article.

1. There were (1) few people at the meeting so we decided to postpone it till next week.

2. Tank you very much. You've been (2) great help to me.

3. After the speaker sat down there was (3a) silence which seemed to last for ages, but was actually just (3b) few minutes.

4. The two years I spent in Greece was (4) time that I shall never forget as long as I live. It was wonderful.

5. Despite the weeks that the theatre company spent rehearsing the play, on the first night the production was (5) complete shambles. I've never seen anything so bad.

6. What (6a) lovely weather! I certainly hope that it will continue for (6b) few days.

7. It is generally accepted that the best form of advertising is (7) word of mouth.

8. I don't need to go to the bank today. I've got (8) little money to get by on till Monday.

9. Unfortunately he had already made his decision not to come and there was (9) little that I could say to change his mind.

10. I didn't want to take this job. I'm only doing it out of (10) need because I haven't got any other way of making money.