A and The
What's the difference between “a” and “the” in the following sentence?
She's a nobody. In fact, not just "a" nobody, but the nobody.
A and The are articles.
1. The article A is an indefinite article, meaning not specific, any of .....
2. It is a singular article. It precedes a singular noun/word beginning with a consonant letter or sound. a car, a book, a writer, a fallen hero, a European model, a UN delegate.
3. The other indefinite singular article is AN used to precede a noun/word that begins with a vowel letter or vowel sound. an apple, an egg, an umbrella, an hour, an F train, an 18-inch block of wood.
4. THE is a definite article that can introduce either a singular or plural noun/word. Definite means that the one mentioned is specific, identified, pointed as one referred to before also.
We need a table and chairs. The table will be for Mr. G. and the chairs will be for the students.
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