How to use articles ‘a’, ‘an’, and ‘the’ in English? – Basic English Grammar lesson

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How to use articles ‘a’, ‘an’, and ‘the’ in English? – Basic English Grammar lesson

English articles (“a”, “an”, and “the”) come before nouns. They help to communicate which thing you’re talking about, similar to words like “this”, “my”, and “all”. And they’re confusing to a lot of English learners.

Articles are really, really hard!

If your native language doesn’t use articles, they can be really confusing. The truth is, you might never completely master articles. Most non-native English speakers don’t, even know if they’re quite fluent and have spoken English for a very long time. That’s mostly OK. Mistakes with articles don’t usually get in the way of communication. Your listeners or readers will usually be able to figure out what you mean by guessing whether you meant “a thing” or “the thing”.
So while you should try to improve your skill with articles, you shouldn’t worry much about them. This video lesson by Niharika will clear your basic doubts for using articles correctly.

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  1. Almas Amiri

    April 12, 2017 at 2:43 am

    hi there, why we pronounce H word in HOMEWORK word while we don't in HONEST word.I hope get answer.

  2. Raju Kapoor

    April 12, 2017 at 2:59 am

    Thank you didi

  3. bijoy datta

    April 12, 2017 at 3:30 am

    Thank you so much.

  4. athish vinod

    April 12, 2017 at 3:46 am

    Which of the following sentence is correct? 1) xxx must allow the user to add and update device information?
    2) xxx must allow a user to add and update device information?
    Give me reasons, on why it is correct and incorrect.

  5. Phurba Rai

    April 12, 2017 at 3:50 am

    Nice teach….

  6. MD JAWED Akhtar

    April 12, 2017 at 4:07 am


  7. ahmed big

    April 12, 2017 at 4:25 am

    thank you and you are good teacher

  8. abhishek kumar

    April 12, 2017 at 4:46 am

    India will become ________ super power shortly.
    a)A b)an
    c)the d)some
    which is the correct one?????

  9. Akash Panigrahi

    April 12, 2017 at 4:52 am

    mam,plz explain why a is used before university,union

  10. shitbag

    April 12, 2017 at 5:17 am

    I was confused by the "wovel" for a second but I'm not going to criticize at all. English is my native language and I came here to learn how to properly use "An" and "a". Thanks for the vid.

  11. shivam malhotra

    April 12, 2017 at 5:17 am

    Creepy amount of smiling and facial expressions.

  12. abhay sancheti

    April 12, 2017 at 5:44 am

    superbly explained

  13. Alam Syed

    April 12, 2017 at 6:09 am

    Hi Neharika,

    I was looking for this course here I got it, may I ask you a question do you guys provide full training live class if yes please let me know.

    Alam New Delhi 9849236301

  14. vinay kumar

    April 12, 2017 at 6:32 am

    excellent mam thanks for your fabulous videos

  15. English Express Learn English

    April 12, 2017 at 6:49 am

    i just wanna ask if this is right- it's just 'an' easy peasy for me? 'cause i've encountered about it the man said to me that why did i use'an'? then i replied 'cause i want it to sound appropriate, i mean to sound not awkward… but he replied-easy peasy is a slang so it doesn't have a quantity so you shouldn't use 'an'…

  16. cover songs by leooo

    April 12, 2017 at 7:01 am

    plzz tell me the meaning of word end up.plxx u often use it in ur videos

  17. Aditi Khare

    April 12, 2017 at 7:30 am

    thank u mam…really helped me to clear my basics!!

  18. Doss M

    April 12, 2017 at 7:52 am

    nice teacher

  19. e- learning

    April 12, 2017 at 8:05 am

    It is ____ Very difficult question.

  20. Abdhesh Kumar

    April 12, 2017 at 8:13 am

    बहुत अच्छा है

  21. Sebastian

    April 12, 2017 at 8:34 am

    Vowel .. she can't pronounce VOWEL … sigh :l
    And she's only teaching about VOWEL's lol

  22. Cristine Mackenzie

    April 12, 2017 at 8:57 am

    please help. can someone explain to me. which is the correct grammar. " she has a beauty or she has the beauty.. I'm confused.

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