Articles (a, an, the)

Every time you use a noun, you have to decide if you also use an article (a, an, or the), and if so, which one to use. For many learners, using articles correctly is one of the most frustrating aspects of English. You have to take into account a number […]

Articles: General Rules

On the General Rules for Articles page, you learned how “a,” “an,” and “the” are often used in sentences, and what meaning they convey. The trouble is that there are many exceptions to these rules, and specific cases which follow different rules. Many of these exceptions are idiomatic, and some are […]

Articles: Advanced Usage