Free Lesson on English Articles and How to Use Them!
One of the joys of using language is being precise in our speech. In this article we will give you a free lesson on articles in English. How do articles work in English? Here is a free quick lesson on articles, the types of articles, how to use articles, and some examples.
Overview: Articles are used with nouns. They will always be used before a noun, and depending on the sentence, will be used before an adjective or possessive pronoun.
2 Basic types of Articles.
Definite Articles: Definite Articles indicate a specific singular or count noun. An easy way to think of them is definite articles definite singular or count nouns.
Examples: I sat on the chair.
He spoke with the president.
They bought the car.
See how in each of the examples the definite article “the” defines a specific singular noun.
Indefinite Articles: Indefinite Articles give a broad or more general sense of a singular or count noun. A better way of thinking of them is indefinite articles give you one of many for the noun.
Examples: I sat on a chair.
He spoke with a president.
They bought a car.
In each of the examples the indefinite article “a” defines one type of the noun used.
It may take some practice to become a master at using articles in your writing and speech. But, the practice is more than worth it!
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