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Anonymous asked in Society & CultureLanguages · 2 months ago

The / a  articles!  English !!?

What is the difference between the and a/an? 


6 Answers

  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

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  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    "The" is for something specific or particular. 

    Bring me the large red ball. 

    Bring me a ball. 

    "A" and "an" is for something general (not specific). 

    You want to know the difference between "a" and "an", right? 

    When to use "a" and when to use "an"? 

    "A" and "an" both mean "one".  It's a singular term. 

    "A" is used when the next word begins with a consonant or consonant sound. 

    "An" is used when the next word begins with a vowel or vowel sound. 

    "Y" can be either a consonant or a vowel. 

    The letter "h" is always a consonant, but there is a twist.

    Aspirated "h" should be treated as a consonant.  Use "a".

    Non-aspirated "h" should be treated as a vowel, because it is not pronounced and the next letter in the word IS a vowel. 

    Confusion for Americans: 

    Words like herbal and historic. 

    Brits who say "an historic event", do NOT aspirate the "h". 

    They say it as:  an istoric event. 

    Consonants:  b, c, d, f, g, h, j, k, l, m, n, p, q, r, s, t, v, w, x, sometimes y, z. 

    Vowels:  a, e, i, o, u, sometimes y. 

    An apple

    A boy

    A cat

    A day

    An ear

    A fox

    A girl

    A house (aspirated h - a herb)

    An herb (unaspirated h - an erb)

    An igloo

    A joke

    A kite

    A lamb

    A mouse

    A nut

    An ocean

    A party

    A queue

    A rat

    A snake

    A tree

    A unicorn (yuu)

    An underdog (oo)

    A vixen

    A window

    A xylophone (consonant sound - ZI lo fone)

    An x-ray (vowel sound - EKS ray)

    A yellow car

    A zebra

  • 2 months ago

    "The" is for a specific thing. "A/an" is for a more general one.

    So, is you have "a" chicken for supper, then you are just eating one of the chickens.  But, if you are having "the" chicken or supper, then you are having the one, and only one.

  • ?
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    We use "a/an" for a non-specific thing.

    For example:

    "This morning I saw a strange cat in my garden."

    [You say "a" cat, because at that point the cat is unknown to you and to your listener.]

    Then you continue, "The cat was lying under the rose-bush".

    [You can say "the" now, because your listener knows what specific cat you are talking about: the cat that you just said you saw in your garden.]

  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    Definite article --- for a specific noun, and indefinite article -- for a non specific noun.

    "The" book is specific. You want that particular book

    "A" man is non specific.   Any man will do.

  • 2 months ago

    "A" or "an" is an indefinite article meaning that you use it when you aren't referring to anything specific but rather any of a group of things.  For example "Do you want an apple?"  (could be any apple it doesn't matter)

    "The" is the definite article that you use when you are talking about one specific thing.  For example "Do you want the apple?" (there is only one or it is understood that you are talking about one specific apple)

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