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What exactly is an article?

What exactly is an article?

Author: LaShanda Lawrence
  • Explain what articles are and how they function in a sentence.
  • Explain how to determine correct article usage and the difference between “the” and “a/an” (definite and indefinite articles)

This packet should help a learner seeking to understand English grammar and who is confused about the difference between definite and indefinite articles.

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What is an article?

There are three articles in the English language. They are used preceding a noun.

Source: LaShanda Lawrence

Definite and indefinite articles

The is a definite article; a and an are indefinite articles.

Source: LaShanda Lawrence

Articles are adjectives

Teaching articles correctly is important. Be sure to teach it clearly.

Source: englishgrammarhelp