How do you use a an the article?
English has two articles: the and a/an. The is used to refer to specific or particular nouns; a/an is used to modify non-specific or non-particular nouns. We call the the definite article and a/an the indefinite article. For example, if I say, “Let’s read the book,” I mean a specific book.
What are the 2 types of articles?
Articles are used before nouns or noun equivalents and are a type of adjective. The definite article (the) is used before a noun to indicate that the identity of the noun is known to the reader. The indefinite article (a, an) is used before a noun that is general or when its identity is not known.
How do I know what type of article?
Specifications about the types of articles published can be found under the guidelines to authors section on a journal’s website. If you have a target journal in mind, you should check whether it publishes the kind of manuscript you are planning to write.
What is a zero article?
The term zero article refers to noun phrases that contain no articles, definite or indefinite. English, like many other languages, does not require an article in plural noun phrases with a generic reference, a reference to a general class of things.
Where do we use no articles?
No article is used when a plural countable noun is generic or nonspecific. No article is used when a noncount noun is generic or nonspecific.
When should we not use articles?
Note that plural nouns take the article the when they are used in a particular sense. We do not use articles before the names of countries, people, continents, cities, rivers and lakes. India is a democratic country. (NOT The India …)