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    indirect articles; 'a' and 'an'



    Do you sometimes call 'a' and 'an' indirect articles, please?

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    Re: indirect articles; 'a' and 'an'

    Not sometimes, but always. The direct article in English is "the."

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    Re: indirect articles; 'a' and 'an'

    Question:

    Are they called definite/indefinite or direct/indirect articles?

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    Re: indirect articles; 'a' and 'an'

    Read prior answer before asking question.

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    Re: indirect articles; 'a' and 'an'


    Hi, tedmc.

    I do not understand your question.


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    #6

    Re: indirect articles; 'a' and 'an'

    Quote Originally Posted by probus View Post
    Read prior answer before asking question.
    The prior answer does not answer my question.
    You refer to it as direct/indirect articles whereas I read elsewhere as definite/indefinite articles.
    Are they the same?

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    Re: indirect articles; 'a' and 'an'

    I think Probus misspoke. They are called definite and indefinite.

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