Portuguese activity, focused on students in the seventh year of elementary school, explores definite articles. How about analyzing them in the text Why do wolves howl on a full moon night? To do this, answer the proposed questions! In “When two groups want to occupy the same region […]”, is the word “a” a preposition, definite article or personal pronoun?
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It's not just these nights. Howling is their communication, like the barking of dogs. Wolves mainly howl to gather the pack for hunting. It is more common for them to howl under a full moon because those nights are clear and more conducive to locating _____ prey. But the howl also serves to mark territory. Wolves are able to recognize each other just by howling. When two groups want to occupy the same region, the animals deduce the size of the enemy pack by the diversity of howls it presents.
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Question 1 - Underline the following definite article:
“Why do wolves howl on a full moon night?”
Question 2 – The italicized article above defines the meaning of the noun:
( ) “wolves”.
( ) "night".
( ) “moon”.
Question 3 – In the passage “Wolves howl chiefly to gather the pack […]”, the definite articles have in common:
( ) the gender.
( ) the number.
( ) gender and number.
Question 4 – Complete the space with the definite article:
“[…] these nights are clear and more conducive to locating _____ prey.”
Question 5 - Watch:
“When two groups want to occupy the same region […]”
In this segment, the word “a” is:
( ) preposition.
( ) definite article.
( ) personal pronoun.
By Denyse Lage Fonseca
Graduated in Letters and specialist in distance education.