Adjectives With One or Two Nouns

Know when to use one or two articles

A common error is to use two articles when there is only one noun, or just one article when there are actually two nouns. For instance, an arm and a leg would be best used to describe something expensive, because two body parts are involved. Likewise, a black and white kitten would describe a cat with two colors, but a black and a white kitten would describe two, each with only one color. These exercises test a student’s use of articles in these situations.