mdcat English Articles chapter 8.pdf

mdcat English Articles chapter 8.pdf

mdcat English Articles chapter 8.pdf

Articles 
Article is a word that describes a noun. It makes a noun general/common or particular. 
Types of Articles:
1. Indefinite Articles 
2. Definite Article
1. Indefinite Articles (a, an):
They are used with a common and singular noun.
A:
Before consonant sounds 
▪ A book, a girl, a boy, a university 
An:
Before vowel sounds 
▪ An apple, an MA, an MBBS, an inkpot 
Use of Indefinite Articles:
Rule 1: Before common noun and name of profession. 
Examples: 
▪ He is a teacher. 
▪ I saw an elephant yesterday.
Rule 2: Before the name of a person unknown to us.
Example: 
▪ I met an Aliya in the party.
Rule 3: Before a common noun used as a first time.
Example: 
▪ I saw an elephant. The elephant was not that big. 
Rule 4: Omission of Indefinite Article:
i. Do not use A/An with uncountable nouns.
Example: 
▪ He needs a wood to burn for bonfire. (Error)
▪ He needs wood to burn for bonfire. (Correct)





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