Does anyone have a guide for English articles?
Does anyone have a guide for using the articles in English? It's just that I'm finding it hard to do the Duolingo courses from English when I keep getting the articles wrong :(
"A", "An" & "The" are the main ones. "An" is used to replace "A" when the word it goes before begins with a vowel. e.g. AN orange - not a orange, because "orange" begins with a vowel.
Note, that with 'before a vowel', they mean what is actually said, not what is written. It can also depend on which variety of English you use.
American English says "An herb". The H in "herb" isn't pronounced.
British English says "a herb". The H is pronounced.
If the English word starts with a vowel sound then use "an". Ignore the starting letter pay attention to the sound.
Exactly, an Xray and not A Xray, because it makes an "eh" sound first :P
That's how you pronounce it?! Haha, I thought it looked strange at first "ksray"
I ran a search for efl using the english definite and indefinite articles and these were some of the top results:
They address the question of when (and when not) to use the definite and indefinite articles, or no articles at all. Some of them seem concise, others look deeper into the complexities.
I hope one or another of these can help you.