Rule For Articles In English Grammar
Articles are a word which defines whether the noun is specific or nonspecific. Articles have many rules. Where to put which article completely depends upon the vowel or the consonant sound of the noun. We have to make sure that we keep the correct vowel or consonant sounds of the first letter of the noun. We use three kinds of Article (A, An &The). But we have categorized article into two types: 1. Definite. 2. Indefinite
Ex: This is the Ganga River.
(River which is already known to everyone)
Unspecific: ‘A’ or “An”
Ex: This is a river.
(Talking about something which is not known to everyone )
Ex: This is an egg.
The definite article is used when we are aware of the noun. That means we are referring to something which we already know that exist. The is known as a definite article.
Ex: Can we go to the park?
(The park is specific. It is known to the speaker and the listener.)
Ex: let’s go to the office?
(The office is specific. It is known to the speaker and the listener.)
The indefinite article is used when we are not aware of the noun. That means we are referring to something which is unknown to us. A or An is known as an indefinite article.
Ex: Can we go to a park?
(The park is unspecific.)
Ex: let’s go to grab a meal?
(We don’t know what will we have in a meal.)