Articles a – an – the

English Lesson 5 Articles a - an - the - Study Free Online - American Vocabulary

WHAT IS IT?

There are main two articles in English that you must know:

“The” and “a/an” and they are known as “Definite” (the) and “Indefinite” (a/an) articles. 

The is used to refer to specific or particular nouns or groups of things, “a/an” are used to refer to nonspecific nouns or groups. 

For example if you say: 

Let’s watch the movie, it means that you are referring to a particular movie, the listener and yourself know which movie you are talking about. 

But if instead you say: 

Let’s watch a movie , it means that you are not referring to any particular movie. 

Although a/an both mean the same, use a before a consonant or consonant sound, and use an before a vowel or a vowel sound. 

Example: A computer – An apple.

USAGE

ENGLISH ARTICLES A, AN, THE – EXERCISES

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