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. 

asked Dec 16 '11 at 06:34 Alex Luckjanov New member

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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.

link answered Dec 16 '11 at 07:18 Rino Pedro New member

Thank you for your answer! I have read grammar rules about articles, however, I don't understand exactly what them means in this examle. Alex LuckjanovDec 16 '11 at 13:15

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