Select the most appropriate word to fill in the blank.
Williams, playing here for _______ 18th time, dropped serve twice as Ahn moved 5-4 ahead in the opener in a rematch of their first-round encounter at Flushing Meadows.
Correct Answer : c ) theExplanation :
The Filler word needs to qualify ‘18th’ which is an ordinal.
As per grammatical structures, ordinals take use of the definite article (the).
Example: The first lady to write to us was Mrs. Grove.
‘A/an’ are indefinite articles used to qualify singular countable noun subjects.
Hence, (c) is the correct answer.
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