Category Archives: Adjective
Hello friends, let me first apologize for coming to this blog after a long time. I am sincerely sorry for this. I was caught in other chores. Anyway, today, we will look at the ‘Articles‘ again but with a different angle and with more details.
As we all know there are primarily two articles – Definite Articles (The) and Indefinite Articles (A or An). Now, we will go deep into it and analyse if there is another virtual article and also, we will see the advanced usages of them.
Let me put this like this —
There are four Articles (Yes, you heard right) and they are -
A, (An), The, Zero
A bit confused? You should be!! Anyway, let’s dig into them with an example.
- A dog is a faithful animal
- The dog is a faithful animal
- (Zero) Dogs are faithful animals.
There are primarily two Articles in English grammar – A (or An) and The.
An Article is a word which grammatically specifies the definiteness of the noun that it sits before.
A article works almost as an Adjective. In fact, it’s been categorised as a part of speech under Adjective. However, the Articles are also been classified as Determiners in modern English. So, in Determines, we will see a lot of adjective kind of words which specify nouns. We’ll talk about them in our next chapter. Today, we’ll learn Articles.
Two Types of Articles
Indefinite Article An Indefinite article is called such because the person or thing it refers to is indefinite or not particular from common nouns.
We discussed Adjective and its kinds in the previous post. Today, I will talk about Degrees of Comparison which Adjectives have and this comparison determines the intensity of meaning Adjectives imply for the nouns.
Let’s follow these sentences:
- Paul is a tall student in the class.
- Paul is taller than John
- Paul is the tallest student in the class.
An adjective is a word that is used to add something to the meaning of a Noun. In other way, it describes the Noun (pronoun). For example:
- John is an intelligent boy
- She is poor but happy
In the above two sentences, the words intelligent says how John is and the word poor and happy described ‘she’ s state. These words are adjectives.