Last Updated : 27 Dec 2018


Definition :
A, an, and the are special adjectives. These are called Articles.

When articles combine with nouns, they form noun phrases: There are two articles in English

The Indefinite articleA or AnA king, an elephant
The Definite ArticleTheCall the man

Use of a / an / the

1. ‘A’ / ‘An’ means one. So we can use ‘a’ / ‘an’ only with singular countable nouns.

2. An is not used wth plural nouns or proper nouns.

3. ‘A’ / ‘An’ cannot be used with uncountable nouns.

For example, We cannot say : a milk, a water, a tea, a sugar, a rice.

The’ can be used with all nouns (singular or plural).


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