How to Use Articles in English

Articles in English. A, an, the;

How to Use Articles in English



A, An, The. They precede the nouns and are used in undefined expressions.

  • A / an is used only with countable singular nouns. Those who start with the consonant letter have “a” tag at the beginning of the word, and nouns that begin with a vowel that will have ”an” tag at the beginning of the word.
  • A / an is usually used when expressing what an object is. We cannot use countable singular nouns alone.


Example Sentences with Articles

  • I saw an accident of a car.
  • That is an excellent pencil.
  • Alex is training to be an engineer.
  • I need a kilogram of salt.




If we are talking about a specific object, “the” is used. Countable singular or plural and can be used with all uncountable nouns.

If we are talking about an unknown object or person a / an, but if specified, “ the” is used.

Examples

  • Yesterday, I bought a blouse and a skirt. The blouse was surprisingly cheap, but the skirt was more expensive.
  • The movie is perfect.

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