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Articles - Definite and Indefinite Articles (A/An/The) A Complete Grammar Guide
Articles - Definite and Indefinite Articles (A/An/The) A Complete Grammar Guide


Definite and Indefinite Articles

What is an article?
Basically, article is an adjective. Like adjectives, articles also modify nouns.
English has two articles: the) and (a/an). The is used to refer to specific or particular nouns; a/an is used to modify non-specific or non-particular nouns. We call the a/an
The = definite article
A/an = indefinite article
For example, if I say, "Let's buy the mobile," I mean a a mobile," I mean
Here is another way to explain it: the most popular movie of the year." There are many movies, but only one particular movie is the most popular of the year. Therefore, we use the.
"A/an" is used to refer to a a Mobile." Here, we're not talking about a
Let's look at each kind of article a little more closely.

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Rules of Articles
The Use of Indefinite Articles ‘A’ and ‘An’
We must remember that, using "a" or "an" depends on the sound that begins the next word. So...
* a + singular noun beginning with a consonant:
For example: a boy; a car; a bike; a zoo; a dog
* an + singular noun beginning with a vowel:
For example: an elephant; an egg; an apple; an idiot; an orphan.
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The Usage of “A”
Rule: 1
‘A’ is used before a word beginning with consonant.
For example
a girl
a child
a man
a box

Rule: 2
‘A’ is used before a word beginning with a vowel giving the sound of a consonant.
For example
a one-eyed man
a university professor
a European
a unique book
a uniform
 
Rule: 3
‘A’ is used before a singular/countable common noun when it is mentioned for the first time
For example
I need a book. (one)
Twelve inches make a foot. (one)
Please get me a bike. (one)
She gave her a book. (one)
Rule 4
‘An’ is used in exclamations with ‘what’ or ‘how’ before singular countable nouns.
For example
What a hot day it is!
What a pretty girl she is!
What a naughty child!
What a fool he is.

Rule: 5
'A' is used before the verbs used as nouns.
For example
For a talk
For a walk
For a rest

Rule:6
‘A’ is used before the words denoting numbers.
For example
A hundred
A dozen
A million

The Usage of “An”
Rule: 1
For example
an egg
an apple
an aeroplane
an umbrella

Rule: 2
‘An’ is used before a word beginning with a silent letter ‘h’.
For example
an hour
an heir
an honest man
an honorary position
an hourly salary

Rule: 3
‘An’ is used before acronyms (Abbreviations) start with consonant letters but have vowel sounds:
For example
an M.P.
an M.P.
an F.I.R
an LL.B student
an X-ray
an M.L.A
 
The Use of Definite Article ‘The’
Rule: 1
The is used before the names of Rivers.
For example
the Mississippi River
the Ganga River
the Krishna River

Rule: 2
The is used before the names of Oceans.
For example
the Atlantic Ocean
The Indian Ocean


Rule: 3
The is used before the names of Seas.
For example
the Dead Sea
The Red Sea

Rule: 4
The is used before the names of Geographical areas.
For example
the Mediterranean
the Northern Hemisphere

Rule: 5
The is used before the names of Deserts.
For example
the Gobi Desert

Rule: 6
The is used before the names of Forests.
For example
the Amazon

Rule: 7
The is used before the names of Gulfs.
For example
the Gulf of Mexico

Rule: 8
The is used before the names of Peninsulas.
For example
the Baja Peninsula

Rule: 9
The is used before the Groups of Lakes.
For example
the Great Lakes

Rule: 10
The is used before the names of Famous Buildings.
For example
The Taj Mahal
 
Rule: 11
The is used before the names of Mountain ranges.
For example
the Andes
the Rocky Mountains

Rule: 12
The is used before the chains of Islands.
For example
The Andaman and Nicobar
the Virgin Islands

Rule: 13
The is used before the names of Directions.
For example
The East
The South
The West
The North

Rule: 14
The is used before the names of Ships.
For example
The INS Vikrant
The Titanic

Rule: 15
The is used before the names of Trains.
For example
The Janmabhoomi Express
The Shatabdi Express

The article “A/An, The” are omitted.
However, no article is necessary before the following specific nouns:

Rule: 1
No Article is used before proper nouns.
For example
Rama, Sita, Mohan, Ramya, India, Ongole, Gandhi Nagar etc.

Rule: 2
No Article is used before abstract nouns.
For example
honesty, beauty, poetry etc.

Rule: 3
No Article is used before the words like:
For example
man, woman, society, heaven and hell etc.
 
Rule: 4
No Article is used before the words like:
For example
church, jail, prison, school, college, market, hospital, office, university, temple, mosque, bank, home and nursing home.

Rule: 5
No Article is used before plural nouns.
For example
books, people, villages, pens etc.

Rule: 6
No Article is used before the names of languages.
For example
Telugu, English, Hindi, Tamil, French etc.

Rule: 7
No Article is used in certain expressions or phrases like:
For example
catch fire, send word, set sail, set foot, at home, in hand, in debt, by car, at night, on demand, on earth, on foot, etc.

Rule: 8
No Article is used before material nouns.
For example
iron, gold etc.

Rule: 9
No Article is used before the names of Diseases.
For example
fever, etc.

Rule: 10
No Article is used before the names of Games and Sports.
For example
cricket, hokey, chess, carroms etc.

Rule: 11
No Article is used before the names of Seasons.
For example
Summer, Winter etc.

Rule: 12
No Article is used before the names of Days.
For example
Sunday, Monday, Friday etc.

Rule: 13
No Article is used before the names of Months.
For example
May, July, October etc.
 
Rule: 14
No Article is used before the words referring to relations.
For example
mother, father, brother, sister, aunt etc.
Rule: 15
No Article is used before the names of lakes.
For example
Lake Winnipesauke, Lake George etc.

Rule: 16
No Article is used before the names of bays.
For example
Barnegat Bay, Hudsun Bay etc.

Rule: 17
No Article is used before the names of mountains.
For example
Mount Kilimanjaro, Mount St. Helens etc.

Rule: 18
No Article is used before the names of continents.
For example
Africa, Australia, North America etc.

Rule: 19
No Article is used before the names of streets.
For example
35th Street, Broadway etc.

Rule: 20
No Article is used before the names of academic subjects.
For example
psychology, anthropology etc.

Fill in the blanks with suitable articles. (Mark the omission of the article with ‘x’ mark)
1. ………………….. man is mortal.
2. I am …………………. university student.
3. She goes to the temple in ……………… mornings.
4. Kiran is …………………. best student in the class.
5. ………………….. camel is the ship of the desert.
6. This book has won ………………….. Booker prize.
7. Harishchandra was …………………. honest king.
8. I am fond of ………………. classical music.
9. I met ..................... boy in the store.
10. Gold is ....................... precious metal.
11. She returned after ………………….. hour.
12. There is ..................... . institution for ....................... blind in this city.

Answers
1.no article
9.a

Fill in the blanks with suitable articles. (Mark the omission of the article with ‘x’ mark)

1. I moved to __________ USA when I was 15 years old.
2. I can spell as well as __________ most students.
3. He is __________ most famous actor I know.
4. Hurry up. We don’t have __________ lot of time.
5. I live around here = I live in __________ neighborhood.
6. I don’t know at all = I don’t have __________ clue.
7. I have __________ idea!
8. ___________ tea in my cup is too hot to drink.
9. The US President lives in __________ White House.
10. My parents live in __________ white house.
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