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Second Mention Practice

Referring to identified nouns

 

Dog with a red ball
 

 

FIRST MENTION SECOND MENTION

Use a when first mentioning or introducing a noun.

Use the when mentioning a noun a second time – the noun is already identified. Both speaker and listener know which noun is being discussed.

I have a dog.      

The dog  is very playful.

The dog has a ball.      

The ball is red.

The dog likes to play a game.     

The game is fetch.

 

I throw the ball. The dog brings the ball back to me. 

 

 

 

 

Practice 1

First & Second Mention - Neighbor

 

Oak Tree
 

 

  1. Select the response from the list that best completes the sentence. 
  2. Compare your response to the feedback by clicking the "check" button.

 

1-8.
 

 

 

 

 

 

Practice 2

First & Second Mention - New Puppy

 

new puppy
 

 

  1. Select the response from the list that best completes the sentence. 
  2. Compare your response to the feedback by clicking the "check" button.

 

9-20.
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