Nouns: articles overview


An article is a type of determiner which comes before a noun. In English, we distinguish two types of articles, the definite article including the, and  the indefinite articles including a and an.


  • The dog is happy.
  • The tomatoes are red.
  • There is a train coming in 5 minutes.
  • Look! I can see a hotel over there.
Further learning
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An overview of definite vs. indefinite articles. mmmEnglish


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