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    Articles and Parts of Speech?

    Hi,

    Why don't we consider the articles as parts of speech?

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    Re: Articles and Parts of Speech?

    Many do.

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    Re: Articles and Parts of Speech?

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    Hello, White Rose:

    Traditionally, most grammar books have identified 8 parts of speech: noun, pronoun, adjective, verb, adverb, conjunction, preposition, and interjection.

    Those books feel that the most appropriate classification for a, an, and the is adjective.

    I believe that in newer grammar books, the term "determiner" is preferred.



    James

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    Re: Articles and Parts of Speech?

    In some schemes, article and particle have been added to the original 8.

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    Re: Articles and Parts of Speech?

    There are various views of what the parts of speech are in English, and many consider articles to be one, or a subset of determiners, so it is not correct to think that no one considers them to be a part of speech.

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