Indefinite and Definite Articles
|The words a, an, and the are special adjectives called articles.
Indefinite Articles—a, an
an—used before singular count nouns beginning with a vowel (a, e, i, o, u) or vowel sound:
a—used before singular count nouns beginning with consonants (other than a, e, i, o, u):
Can be used before singular and plural, count and non-count nouns
1. Indefinite Article (a, an)
Used before singular nouns that are unspecified:
Used before number collectives and some numbers:
Used before a singular noun followed by a restrictive modifier:
Used with nouns to form adverbial phrases of quantity, amount, or degree:
2. Definite Article (the)
Used to indicate a noun that is definite or has been previously specified in the context:
Used to indicate a noun that is unique:
Used to designate a natural phenomenon:
Used to refer to a time period:
Used to indicate all the members of a family:
Choose the correct article in each sentence.
1)Did you bring (a, an, the) umbrella?