• English grammar
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  • 1 English alphabet
  • 2 English pronunciation and phonetics [0/3]
  • 3 English articles [0/9]
  • 4 English pronouns [0/39]
  • 4.1 English personal pronouns [0/3]
  • 4.2 English impersonal pronouns (it, there, ...) [0/4]
  • 4.3 English object pronouns [0/3]
  • 4.4 English possessive pronouns [0/5]
  • 4.5 English reflexive pronouns [0/4]
  • 4.6 English reciprocal pronouns [0/4]
  • 4.7 English demonstrative pronouns [0/3]
  • 4.8 English relative pronouns [0/4]
  • 4.9 English indefinite pronouns [0/5]
  • 4.10 English interrogative pronouns [0/4]
  • 5 English nouns [0/16]
  • 6 English adjectives [0/38]
  • 6.1 Adjectives of quality in English [0/4]
  • 6.2 Demonstrative adjectives in English [0/4]
  • 6.3 Possessive adjectives in English [0/4]
  • 6.4 Quantity adjectives in English [0/4]
  • 6.5 Interrogative adjectives in English [0/4]
  • 6.6 Numeral adjectives in English [0/8]
  • 6.7 Comparatives and superlatives [0/10]
  • 7 English adverbs [0/18]
  • 7.1 Position of adverbs in English [0/2]
  • 7.2 Adverbs of manner in English [0/2]
  • 7.3 Adverbs of place in English [0/2]
  • 7.4 Adverbs of time in English [0/2]
  • 7.5 Adverbs of quantity in English [0/2]
  • 7.6 Adverbs of frequency in English [0/2]
  • 7.7 Adverbs of degree in English [0/2]
  • 7.8 Adverbs of probability and certainty in English [0/2]
  • 7.9 Adverbs of opinion and observation in English [0/2]
  • 8 English prepositions [0/12]
  • 9 English verbs [0/122]
  • 9.1 Present tenses in English [0/29]
  • Fill in the correct present tense in English (Score -/-)Free
  • Exercise about all present tenses in English (Score -/-)Free
  • Mixed present tenses exercise in English (Score -/-)Free
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  • 9.1.1 Present simple tense in English [0/5]
  • 9.1.2 Present continuous tense in English [0/4]
  • 9.1.3 Present simple vs present continuous in English [0/4]
  • 9.1.4 Present perfect tense in English [0/4]
  • 9.1.5 Present perfect continuous tense in English [0/4]
  • 9.1.6 Difference past simple and present perfect in English [0/4]
  • 9.2 Past tenses in English [0/20]
  • 9.3 Future tenses in English [0/21]
  • 9.4 Auxiliary verbs in English [0/9]
  • 9.5 Present participle in English [0/3]
  • 9.6 Past participle in English [0/3]
  • 9.7 Modal verbs in English [0/11]
  • 9.8 Phrasal verbs in English [0/3]
  • 9.9 Regular verbs in English [0/3]
  • 9.10 Irregular verbs in English [0/3]
  • 9.11 Gerund (-ing form) in English [0/8]
  • 9.12 Infinitive verbs in English [0/3]
  • 9.13 Imperative in English [0/2]
  • 9.14 Reported speech in English [0/2]
  • 9.15 Active and passive voice in English [0/2]
  • 10 English conditionals [0/20]
  • How to use articles in the English language?

    Articles are used to introduce a noun or a noun phrase. There are two types of them - indefinite and definite articles. Based on the type of article you can learn the level of familiarity the speaker and listener have of the introduced noun. 

    What are definite articles?

    Definite articles specify something that has already been discussed or is known by all the speakers. The only indefinite article is "the". It can be used with countable and uncountable nouns as well as singular and plural ones. 

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    Examples:

    • I truly miss the nineties.
    • Bram is the tallest person I know. 
    • He's the tall boy in end of the hall. 
    • It is the red apple.
    • The Gettys were one of the wealthiest families.
    • I have to buy the new iPhone.

    What are indefinite articles?

    Indefinite articles indicate that the noun is a general or unknown one rather than a specific one. The indefinite articles are "a" and "an".

    The article "a"

    The article "a" is placed in front of singular, countable nouns. We use this article prior nouns that begin with a consonant

    Examples:

    • She is a nurse.
    • I go there once a month.
    • He is Smith, as far as I know. 
    • Do you need a hand with that project?

    The article "an"

    The article "an" is placed in front of singular and countable nouns. It it used when the noun after it begins with a vowel or with a silent "h".

    Examples:

    • You will need an assistant.
    • I don't think he's an American.
    • There is an apricot in the kitchen. 

    Grammar exceptions

    When the noun begins with "u", "ew" and "eu" and the projected sound of it sounds like "you" we must use the article "a". 

    Example:

    • She is a European. 
    • I want to go to a university in France

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    1 English definite articles English definite articles definition, categories, chart, examples, exercises
    2 English indefinite articles English indefinite articles definition, categories, chart, examples, exercises