what are the articles in grammar

 

what are the articles in grammar

what are the articles in grammar

what are the articles in grammar ?

THE A and AN are Articles in grammar, and they preceded by nouns

there are two kinds of articles one is known as indefinite Article, and 2nd one is definite articles

below I had discussed both what the articles in grammar are

1 Indefinite article (what are the articles in grammar)

A or AN is the indefinite articles because they do not mention the person or thing spoken of as;

  A Pilot; that is any pilot, any doctor,

Definite Article (what are the articles in grammar)

THE is known as a definite Article because it points out some particular person or thing: as

He saw the pilot; meaning some individual pilot

The indefinite Article use (what are the articles in grammar)

Article is generally used before a singular countable noun.

A pen and apple a boy

Choice of indefinite Article (A or AN)

The choice between A and An is denoted by the sound. the word which has the beginning sound of vowel uses AN

For example (what are the articles in grammar))

An apple an enemy as ass an orange an hour an heir, an umbrella, an inkstand,

You can notice that the words ass enemy hour honest orange begin with a vowel sound as the

initial consonant is not pronounced

 

Words with the beginning sound consonant A is used; as

 

A hole. a reindeer, a boy ,a woman a horse a yard a European a union a unicorn

 

Please take notice that the above words are started with a consonant sound like union university etc. begin with the consonant sound that y you same like we say

Such a note, a one rupee note  one-eyed man

 

Because word one begins with a consonant sound

 

 

Use of the Definite Article (what are the articles in grammar)

Definite Article is used to talk about a particular person or thing or one already mentioning.

For example

The mobile you want is out in the market ( which mobile ? the one you want )

Let’s go the waterpark ( = the waterpark in the town)

The boy cried ( the boy = the boy already talked about )

When a singular noun is used to appear for a whole class 

The cow is a holy animal

Or we can say cows are the sacred animal

The dog loves chicken

The cat loves milk

Before the names of books

The holy Quran The Bible

Before terms of things unique of their type

The sky, the sun, the earth, the sea

Before a proper noun when it is followed by an adjective or a defining adjectival clause; as

The great king

Mr Andrew, whom you met last night, is my uncle

With superlative; as

The tallest men have a camera

This is the best mobile Nokia

With ordinals; as

Andrew was the first man to arrive

The tenth chapter of the book is exciting

Before musical instrument: as

He can play the piano

Omission of the Article

The articles are omitted before the name of items and when uncountable nouns in a general sense; as

Sugar is bad for his teeth

Silver is a precious metal

OMMISSION OF ARTICLE (what are the articles in grammar) 

The Article is omitted when plural countable nouns are used in a general way; as

Children like ice cream

Internet is used in many offices

Before languages; as

We are studying Arabic

They speak Sindhi at home

Articles are omitted before college, school, university, bed, church, prison hospital when these are visited or used for their primary purpose.

I learnt Arabic at home.

He goes to church on Saturdays

He stays in bed till eight every morning

Articles are omitted before the names of the relations like mother, father, uncle aunty.

Brother has returned

Uncle wants you to see him

 

REPETITION OF THE ARTICLE (what are the articles in grammar)

when two or more adjectives come before the same noun, Article is used before the first adjective only. Still, when they qualify different nouns, the Article is usually used before each adjective.

 

If we can say

 

I have a black and white cat.

 

I mean a cat that is partly black and partly white.

 

But if we say

 

I have a black and the white cat. I mean two cats, one black and the other white.

 

 

Compare the following two sentences:

 

1. The headmaster and Teacher is absent

 

 2. The headmaster and the Teacher are absent.

 

The first sentence indicates that the posts of headmaster and Teacher are held

by one person.

 

The repetition of the Article in the second sentence is due to the two posts being held by two different persons.

 

So you can see that when two or more connected nouns refer to the same person or thing, the Article is only used before the first. Still, when two or more connected nouns denote different persons or something, the Article is used before both.

 

Also, see the following sentences:

 

Sir Amjad was a great orator and statesman.

 

There are great economists and great lawyers in the groups, among others.

 

 We can also say

 

The second and the third chapter.

 

[Or] The second and third chapters

 

whenever expressing a comparison, if two nouns refer to the same person or thing, the

 

the Article can be used before the first noun only; as,

 

He is a better teacher than an administrator.

 

He is a better actor than a director.

 

He is a better blogger than a freelancer.

 

He would make a better teacher than a lawyer.

 

But if they mention different persons or things, the Article must be used with each noun;

 

He is a better teacher than the lawyer (would make). He would make a better statesman than a philosopher (would make).

You can notice that the words ass enemy hour honest orange begin with a vowel sound as the initial consonant is not pronounced.

Words with the beginning sound consonant A is used; as

A hole a reindeer a boy a woman a horse a yard a European a union a unicorn

Take notice that the above words are started with a consonant sound like union university etc. begin with the consonant sound

 Hope you understand all my basic to advance points about what are the articles in grammar

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