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Rules and Types of Article in English Grammar

Rules and Types of Article in English Grammar

Article Definition: The words that come before the noun known as an article. A, an and the are articles.


  1. She saw the doctor.
  2. Let’s go to the club.
  3. The dog is a useful animal.

Note: Bold words are articles.


1.Indefinite Articles: A or an is known as indefinite articles. Indefinite articles leave indefinite the person or things.


  1. Twelve inches make a foot.
  2. One evening a beggar came.
  3. A tutee should obey his tutor.

Note: Given bold words are indefinite articles.

2.Definite Article: The is known as a definite article. Definite article which points out some particular person or things.


  1. The horse is a noble animal.
  2. The darkest cloud has a silver lining.
  3. The boy cried.

Note: Bold words are definite article.



  • Use a before consonant sounds.
  • Use an before vowel sounds.


  1. A university.
  2. An European.
  3. An hour.


  • Use a or an only with countable nouns.
  • A or an is not used before plural words.


  1. An elephant
  2. An interesting story,
  3. An hour.

    Note: a or an is not used before uncountable nouns like water, sugar milk, air etc.


  • Use a or an to talk about a person or things unknown to your listener.
  • Use the to talk about a person or thing known to your listener.


  1. I planted the trees in my garden.
  2. Can you open a window?


  • Use a or an to talk about nonspecific things or people.


  1. Do you have a pencil?
  2. If you are feeling sick, you should go and see a doctor.


  • Use a or an to mention the category or type of a person or thing.


  1. You can use your TV as a laptop monitor.
  2. Ali’s daughter is an intelligent girl.
  3. I would like to become a member of your library.


  • Generalize with plurals or uncountable noun with no article.


  1. A teacher should be friendly to her student.
  2. The dolphin is a very intelligent animal.


  • Use no articles before proper nouns n fixed expressions like at work, go to bed, at home, at noon, at night, on Sunday.
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