Articles are words to define a noun as definite (specific) or indefinite (unspecific). There are three articles: a
Please give me the
Here it is in the context of asking for one specific pen.
Please give me a
Here it is in the context of asking for any pen which is unspecific.
used before non-specific singular count nouns beginning with vowel (a, e, i, o, u) sound.
used before non-specific singular count nouns beginning with consonant sound.
used before specific singular/plural/count/non-count nouns.
I will be there in a hour
I will be there in an hour
She went to an university
She went to a university
- Indefinite Article : a, an
- Definite Article : the
Used before singular nouns.
a pen, an apple.
Used before collectives.
a dozen, a liter of water.
Used before an Adjective.
a small bag, an intelligent girl.
Used to define a noun as unique.
the Sun, the Everest mountain.
Used to refer time period.
in the evening, in the 1990's