The problems with articles in EnglishThe words A,An and The are called articles in English. All of us fully aware of the usage of these articles in the language. But sometimes we will be doing some mistakes like using A instead of An or An in place of A. To avoid this confusion of mine I am giving below my knowledge about these words. I request knowledgeable members to correct if I am wrong anywhere.
1. If a word is countable we have to use an article before that word. Ex. a car, A book. A sweet .
2. No article before plural words,
3.A should be used before consonant sound. ( A consonant is a letter of the alphabet that represents a speech sound produced by a constriction of the speech organs.) A Book, A house
4.An should be used with a vowel sound.(vowel: a speech sound made with your mouth open)
An Umbrella, An Ox
5. The is to be used before a specific thing. A book means any book. The book means , book that is identified.
Ex: I have to catch a train. I have to catch the Godavari Super fast express.
I want to read a book. I want to read the book recently written by Mr. Satya Nadella.
Friends, Please correct my mistakes.