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Articles

Concept: Using Articles

Definition:

In grammar, the three words like ‘a’, ‘an’, & ‘the’ are called articles. These words are placed before a noun.Articles identify whether a noun is definite (particular) or indefinite (general). For this purpose,articles are divided into two types.

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  1. The Indefinite articles
  2. The words ‘a’ and‘an’are called indefinite articles. They do not refer to any specific person,place, or thing. We use ‘a’and ‘an’ before singular nouns.
    For example, a cat, a fan, a jug, a kite, a swan, a tiger, a van, etc.
    ‘An’ is used before a word with a vowel letter. For instance, an apple, an umbrella, an ox, an elephant, etc.

    Example

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  3. Definite Article
  4. The definite article ‘the’is used to show a specific person, place,thing or quality.

    1. ‘The’ is used before unique objects.
    2. Examples:

      1. The moon shines bright.
      2. Will you pass me the book?
    3. ‘The’ is also used before the names of mountains, rivers, deserts, etc.
    4. Examples:

      1. The Sahara Desert is the biggest desert.
      2. When there is a flood in the Ganges, it causes significant damage.
    5. ‘The’is used before numerals like first, second, third.
    6. Examples:

      1. The last benchers make a lot of noise.
      2. He was the firstin the queue.
    7. ‘The’ is used with the superlative form of adjectives.
    8. Examples:

      1. They are the richest in town.
      2. This is the best dress ever.

Common Mistakes

  1. Identifying a Profession
  2. In addition to identifying an unspecific noun, we also use the indefinite article a/an to talk about someone’s profession.

    Example:

    1. Are you teacher?
    2. Are you a teacher?
  3. Uncountable Nouns
  4. In addition to plural nouns, the indefinite articles a/an cannot be used with uncountable nouns. They cannot be counted individually.

    Example:

    1. Would you like a coffee?
    2. Would you like coffee?
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