Grade 9 Grammar Lesson 36 Articles

What article do we use before singular countable nouns?
Do we also use articles before plural countable nouns and uncountable nouns?
When do we use the articles ‘a’ and ‘an’?
When do we use the article ‘the’?
Do we use articles before names of meals?

Grade 9 Grammar Lesson 36 Articles (1)

  • image We use a/an with singular countable nouns.
  • image We use a/an to say what kind of person or thing somebody/something is and also when we talk about somebody’s job.
  • image We use a/an when we talk about something (singular countable) for the first time.
  • image We use a with words beginning with a consonant sound and an with words beginning with a vowel sound.
  • image We use the when there is only one of something.
  • image We use the when something is mentioned for the second time.
  • image We use the when we are talking of one particular thing.
  • image We use the when it is clear in the situation which person or thing we mean.
  • image Normally, we don’t use articles before the names of meals unless there is an adjective before them.
  • image We also use the with superlatives.
  • image We also use the with group of Islands, nationality to mean people in general of that country, oceans etc.

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