In the following, there may or may not be an article. Articles can be definite or indefinite, singular or plural, or attached to a preposition. Answers follow the quiz.
1. I've been living in Boston since 1996.
2. The US is smaller than Canada.
3. She's been living in Texas a long time.
4. It rains a lot in England.
5. He left his wife for another [woman].
6. She left her husband for another [man].
7. The tsunami devastated Japan.
8. I adore gnocchi.
9. Yoga isn't easy.
10. Cooking is fun.
1. Abito a Boston dal 1996. [article il included in preposition; years take an article]
2. Gli USA sono piu' piccoli del Canada. [USA and Stati Uniti take a gli because they start with a vowel and st- respectively and are plural; Canada is masculine]
3. Abita nel Texas da molto tempo. [article il in preposition]
4. Piove molto in Inghilterra. [no article]
5. Ha lasciato la moglie per un'altra. [article with apostrophe before fem. word starting with vowel]
6. Ha lasciato il marito per un altro. [article but no apostrophe in front of masc. word starting with vowel]
7. Lo tsunami ha devastato il Giappone. [lo in front of "tsunami" as it is similar to a "z" sound; Japan is one of a minority of countries with a masculine article, like Canada and Mexico]
8. Adoro gli gnocchi. [lo/gli in front of gn]
9. Lo yoga non e' facile. [lo used in front of vowel sound]
10. Cucinare e' divertente. [no article in front of verbal noun; but could say la cucina]