Articles are the adjectives a, an, and the. A and an are called indefinite articles. The is called the definite article.
The Indefinite Article
We use A or An in front of words. A and An are articles. Articles are used before words. The article A is used before words that begin with a vowel (there are five, a e i o u). The article An is used before words that begin with a consonant (all letters of alphabet except vowels).
The article “an” is used before a words that begins with a vowel sound, such as “an apple“; we can also say “a red apple”.
Example: The article “a” is used before a words that begins with a consonant, such as “a dog“; but we can also say “an affectionate dog”
The definite article “the” is used in front of a noun.
Here are some exercises for you to practice using these articles. It is used when there is mostly one thing, one place or one group.
Example: This is the bicycle I got for my birthday. It is the best best gift I ever got.
Example: The poor man fell down the stairs at the Lucas’ residence.