Articles are very important words in English and so is their knowledge.
There are two kinds of articles.
(i) Indefinite Articles —A, An (in the sense of 'one' and 'any)
(ii) Definite Articles—The (in the sense of 'this' and 'that')
Rules of Articles
The Use of Indefinite Articles 'A', 'An'
A student must note that the choice between 'A' and 'An' is determined primarily by SOUND.
(A) 'A is used before a word beginning.
(i) With consonant, e.g.,Read More...
Use of articles :
(I) Indefinite article 'A'/'An' is used when we talk of a thing or a person that is indefinite or that is mentioned for the first time, (in the sense of ‘one’)
(II) Indefinite article is also used to express a class (in the sense of ‘any’)
(A) Before a singular/countable common noun when it is mentioned for the first time representing no particular person or a thing, e.g.,
(i) I need a book. (one)
(ii) Twelve inches make a foot. (one)
(iii) A beggar came to my door. (one)
(iv) Please get me a scooter. (one)Read More...
Usage of definite article 'The'
Before proper nouns (unique objects) when they refer to the names of historical buildings, mountain ranges, planets, rivers, oceans, gulfs, groups of islands, holy books, ordinals, descriptive names of countries, states, newspapers, magzines, deserts, superlative degree, names of trains, hotels, shops, trains, eg,
The Persian Gulf The Taj Mahal The Netherlands
The Indian Ocean The best picture The Sudan
The Ganges The first man The USA
The Himalayas The Sahara The Maurya SheratonRead More...