English Grammar Tenses

English Grammar Tenses
In English Language, the articles are defined as special kind of adjectives used to describe noun. In a sentence, the articles are always placed before a noun. There are three articles: a, an, the.
The articles are categorized in two categories:
Indefinite Articles
Definite Articles
1) Indefinite Article: It is used with such nouns which mentioned for the first time in the sentence. It tells about a noun in general.
The articles “A” and “An” are grouped in this category. The selection of “A” and “An” is determined by the sound of the first letter of a word.
Article “a” is used if the first letter of a word sounds like a consonant like a bird, a planet, a tree, a university etc.
Article “an” is used if the first letter of a word sounds like a vowel (a, e, i, o, u) like an orange, an airport, an idea, an hour etc.
2) Definite Article: It is used to talk about a person or a thing in particular. Article “the” is grouped in this category.
Example: I liked the red striped shirt over there better than the blue.
In this sentence a particular shirt is referred, so definite article “the” is used.
Omission of Articles:
The articles are not used before proper nouns, meal time (breakfast, lunch, dinner) and the nouns followed by the words type of, kind of and sort of.
Examples:
He has invited me over the dinner. Incorrect Sentence
He has invited me over dinner. Correct Sentence
What kind of a flower is it? Incorrect Sentence
What kind of flower is it? Correct Sentence
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