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Definite Article - Glossary of Terms


Definite Article

In English, there are 3 articles. They are the adjectives a, an and theThe is called the definite article as it is used to indicate something specific; whereas, a and an are called the indefinite articles as they are used to indicate something unspecific.

Examples:

I fell off the chair again. (a specific chair - i.e., one known to the listener)
Can you pass me a chair. (an unspecific chair - i.e., any chair)

Interactive example:

 
I am not a bitch. I'm the bitch. [show me the definite article]
 
Associated pages:
 
When to use an and a
What are adjectives?
Glossary of grammatical terms
 
 

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