Cover of the textbook English Grammar in Use

The key answer of exercise 71.1

The key to exercise solutions in chapter Unit 71 - Countable nouns with a / an and some for the textbook English Grammar in Use with authors Raymond Murphy from Cambridge University Press


What are these things? Use a dictionary if necessary.

Who were these people?


  1. It's an insect.
  2. They're insects.
  3. It's a vegetable.
  4. It's a game. / it's a board game.
  5. They're birds.
  6. It's a (tall / high) building.
  7. They're planets.
  8. It's a flower.
  9. They're rivers.
  10. They're musical instruments.
  11. He was a composer.
  12. He was a writer / a poet / a playwright / a dramatist.
  13. He was a scientist / a physicist. 
  14. They were US presidents / American presidents / presidents of the USA.
  15. She was an actress / a film actress / a film star / a movie star.
  16. They were singers.
  17. They were painters / artists.