Term: Articles

Definition:


A, AN, and THE are called articles.

THE is the Definite Article

A and AN are both used for the Indefinite Article

"The boy" refers to a definite, particular boy, but "A boy" refers to no particular boy; it could be any boy.

When no article is used, it is sometimes referred to as the Zero Article.

Articles belong to a group of words which are known as Determiners; they restrict or specify a noun in some way.