Articles (a, an, the) is a word used to limit the meaning of noun. Articles are divided into definite and indefinite. There is also zero article which means no article.

Definite Article – The

Definite article “the” is an article that is used on a specific or previously mentioned people, things or thoughts.

Definite article is used either before countable noun and uncountable noun.

Indefinite Articles – A, An

Indefinite article “a / an” is an article that is used for a noun (person or thing) that is not specific.

It is not referring to a particular person, thing, or idea, but rather refers to a person, thing, or idea in general.

Indefinite article is only used before singular countable noun.


Test your understanding about usage of Articles in english sentence. Do the exercises below until you achieve ‘B’ grade.

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