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Fill in the blanks with the most appropriate article:
Kalpna Chawala was ________ first Indian woman in space.
A) a
B) an
C) the
D) no article

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Hint:First we must read all the given options and we must know the usage of the words. Later we must know the usage of the different words. Choose the option which will be grammatically correct. Also we must see that the selected option will make the sentence meaningful.

Complete step-by-step answer:
The above given sentence is required to be corrected and even we need to see whether we can use articles to complete and correct the sentence.
Let’s first know the articles. Articles are the words that define a subject, the, a, and an, are three articles. There are some criteria for using the articles. “An” is used before any vowel sound and “a’ is used with consonant sound whereas ‘the' is used to define some specific and unspecific nouns.
Now let’s examine and understand the above given options and find the appropriate option.
a: as we know the article ‘a’ is used with consonant sound and as an indefinite article for a thing or a person as it’s not clear which one is referring out of many nouns. So this is an inappropriate option for this sentence.
An: as per the explanation ‘an' is used with vowel sound which is inappropriate for blank because the letter ‘f’ of the word “first” is a consonant. So this is an inappropriate option for this sentence
No article: in order to make this sentence meaningful it requires an article. So this is an inappropriate option for this sentence.
The: as per the explanation ‘the' is used to define some specific and unspecific nouns. So this option is absolutely appropriate for the given sentence.
Hence the correct answer will be option [C].

Note:Articles are divided into two types
A) Definite articles
B) Indefinite articles
The is a definite article.
A, An are Indefinite articles.