English Grammar Article

English Grammar Article


An Article is word used to modify a noun, which is a person, place object or idea, Technically, an article is an adjective, which is any word that modifies a noun, usually adjectives modify nouns through description, but articles are used instead to point out or refer to nouns.

There are only three articles, the, a and an, they are very small words which cause very large problems if used incorrectly.

Article “A”

“A” is used for singular countable nouns or objectives, it is placed before a singular countable noun ‘or’ adjective that begins with a consonant sound.

‘Consonants’ are letters which are other than “a,e,I,o,u”

For example:

  • A cat.
  • A stamp
  • A des
  • A TV
  • That is a chair.
  • She is a girl. etc.


Article “An”

“An” is also used for singular countable nouns or adjectives, “An” is placed before a singular contable noun or adjective that begins with a vowel sound.

‘Vowels’ are “a,e,I,o,u”

For example:

  • I eat an apple.
  • An orange
  • An elephant
  • An issue.
  • An orange.
  • That is an aeroplane
  • That is an elephant. etc.


Article “The”

“The” can be used for singular and plural, countable or uncountable nouns, we use “The” when we are referring to a particular or specific noun.

For example:

  • Please close the door.
  • I like the clothes you gave me.
  • I was very native in the past.
  • This song was very popular in the 1980s. etc.