The ADJECTIVES – A, AN, THE – are also called ARTICLES and NOUN MARKERS because they indicate the coming of a NOUN. They are the most common adjectives used in English and have their own special name – ARTICLES. They also signal the coming of a noun so they are often called NOUN MARKERS. A noun is sure to follow one of the articles A, AN, THE because a noun will follow to complete the thought A what? – a CAT; The what? – the CAT; An ? – An animal is going to eat the bird. The articles are also classified as definite and indefinite – the definite article THE indicates that one specific person, place, or thing (noun) is being referred to – The bird is being stalked by the cat. The indefinite articles A, AN can refer to any person, place, or thing within the larger group (a shoe, an orange). Use AN when the noun following begins with a vowel – an animal, an attack, an albatross.
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