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Articles - English Grammar - English Free Test

Articles - English Grammar - English Free Test


Adjective a,an the are called articles.

Example
  • Everest,London,Mumbai,New york

Type of Articles

INDEFINITE ARTICLES

'a or an' are indefinite articles and are used when to say about not a definite person, place or thing.

Example
  • I saw a girl.(any girl --not definite)
  • He gave me an orange.

DEFINITE ARTICLES

'the' is called definite article and is used when to say about a definite person, place or thing.

Example
  • I saw the girl who secured the first rank.(girl --is definite)

Usage of Definite Articles

'the' is used before the following common noun.
Example
  • the sun, the moon, the planet, the sky, the earth

'the' is used before a particular person or thing already referred to.
Example
  • The boy whom I met yesterday.
  • The book that I gave you.

'the' is used before some books.
Example
  • The Ramayana
  • The Koran.
  • The Bible.

'the' is used before name of rivers,mountain,seas,oceans,islands..etc.

Example
  • The Ganges
  • The Nile.
  • The Laccadive.

'the' is used before a singular noun that represents the whole class.

Example
  • The cowis a domestic animal.
  • The rose smells sweet.
  • The parrotis a beautiful bird.

'the' is used before superlatives.

Example
  • The highest mountain in the world.
  • The best picture I have ever seen.

'the' is not used before proper noun.

Example
  • Mumbai is a major port in India.
  • Pacific is the deepest ocean.

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