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There are two kinds of articles: definite and indefinite.

The definite article (the) can be singular or plural.

The indefinite article (a or an) is singular, and cannot be used with a plural noun.

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When to Use ‘A,’ ‘An,’ or ‘The’

To use A, AN, and THE properly, you must know whether a noun is a Count or Non-Count Noun. (A count noun is something that can be counted: one book, two books, three books. A non-count noun is something that cannot be counted: milk, flour,...

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A, An, The: General or Specific

Many students struggle with articles; trying to figure out when to use them, which one to use, and when they are not needed at all. On the most basic level, "the" should be used for specific nouns, when your reader knows exactly which one you...

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