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Article : (noun) - a word used with a noun to show whether the noun refers to a particular example of something (the definite article THE in English) or to a general or not already mentioned example of something (the indefinite articles A or AN in English)

In English, it is often necessary to use an article in front of a noun.

There are two kinds of article.

(i) The definite article - THE
(ii) The indefinite articles - A & AN

'How to use the articles' is very important in English. Then alone one can speak well and write well.

Countable nouns : Egg, Insect, Butterfly, etc…

Uncountable nouns : Sugar, Rice, Water, etc…

Note : In usage, countable nouns may be used as uncountable nouns also.

The Egg was bad. (egg - countable noun)

He wiped the egg from round his mouth. (the egg - uncountable)

Is the noun countable or uncountable?

Singular countable nouns always need an article or another determiner like my, this etc….

Other nouns can sometimes be used alone.

Related Pages :

  1. How to use the articles?
  2. Definite Article THE
  3. Indefinite Articles
  4. Pronunciation of Vowels and Articles
  5. Definite Article THE as Determiner
  6. Uses of The Indefinite Articles
  7. Omission of The Article
  8. A preposition followed by its object
  9. Position of Articles
  10. The use of Articles
  11. Repetition of The Article
  12. Typical mistakes in the usage of Articles
  13. Sample Sentences with Suitable Articles


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