English grammar: Articles in English – definite, indefinite, no article, basic rules – part 1

By  |  16 Comments

Articles make up one of the most important and confusing grammatical topics in the English language. In the course of three lessons we are going to cover all the basic rules and principles. In part 1 we will focus of articles in general and the indefinite artcle a (an).
Study English and Russian weekly!

My channel – https://www.youtube.com/user/AntoniaRomaker
My group – http://vk.com/SeriesEnglish
My facebook group – http://www.facebook.com/groups/SeriesEnglish
Support my channel – http://antoniaromaker.com/channelsupport

Reblogged 7 months ago from www.youtube.com


  1. bunty thadani

    June 24, 2017 at 10:16 pm

    competing for English exam need all systemic advance grammar lessons especially of exceptions in grammar

  2. Innoxent Boy

    June 24, 2017 at 10:46 pm

    you are doing well…excellent!

  3. Raiyan Ahmed

    June 24, 2017 at 11:16 pm

    She's got such a sweet voice!

  4. pearly y

    June 24, 2017 at 11:28 pm

    You are the best teacher ever

  5. john sanford

    June 24, 2017 at 11:30 pm

    nice video, but u don't say A or An correctly at the start, i think you should improve that before you create more videos

  6. leaderless society

    June 24, 2017 at 11:43 pm

    How old are you ma'am?

  7. ibrahim sohail

    June 24, 2017 at 11:46 pm

    You are beautiful.

  8. Ahmed Tolba

    June 25, 2017 at 12:24 am

    Thanks a lot for your great efforts

  9. TJ Starr

    June 25, 2017 at 12:33 am

    This is a very good explanation of the English articles, and when to use them. However, the pronunciation of the articles in this video sounds a little strange, and in general the pronunciation of these words is a bit more complicated than you make it out to be in this video. When we talk about the words "a/an" and "the", like you are in this video, and talk about their usage or when reading these words in the dictionary, we use what is called the strong form of these words, pronouncing the word "a" with the vowel that is typically called the long A sound in English (IPA /ei/), the word "the" with the long E sound (IPA /ði/). The word "an" has a somewhat ambiguous vowel with some English speakers realizing it with a similar vowel sound to the word CAT, known in English traditionally as the short A sound (IPA /æ/), and others having a raised diphthong (IPA /eə/), so the strong form of "an" is pronounced /eən, æn/. We also use the strong forms of these words when emphasizing them. But, in most everyday conversation, we do not emphasize the meaning of these articles, and we use what are called the weak, or reduced forms of these words, where "a" and "an" are pronounced /ə / and /ən/. The word "the", in its weak form when not being emphasized, has two pronunciations depending on whether the following word begins with a vowel sound, where it is pronounced /ði/, or a consonant sound, where it is pronounced /ðə/: So we have "the car" pronounced /ðə 'kar/, but "the apple" pronounced /ði 'æpəl/. If you think about it, the distinction between the two weak pronunciations of the word "the" is the same distinction between the words "a" and "an", we would have "a car" pronounced /ə 'kar/ and "an apple" /ən 'æpəl/.

  10. Donizete Mendes

    June 25, 2017 at 12:59 am

    Muito bom ótimo Hortolandia Brasil

  11. Zahraa 77

    June 25, 2017 at 1:04 am

    Should I say ..I'm a first year student //at the university or at university?//

  12. h kashyap

    June 25, 2017 at 1:15 am

    madam can you help me…iam from India and want to learn English language… please you tell me what is important in English grammar to learn tenses,article…. plz help me

  13. Магомед Гаджиев

    June 25, 2017 at 1:31 am

    Thank you!!))) Very helpful video about articles. Articles so confusing! Can you explain "is" and "are"? When to say "this is" and "this are"?

  14. Nourhan Hamada

    June 25, 2017 at 2:00 am

    very helpful . Thank you so much

  15. aklimich

    June 25, 2017 at 2:20 am

    Very useful video. Thank you a lot!

  16. Lena Yagoda

    June 25, 2017 at 2:42 am

    Антония, Вы великолепны. Не зря я подписана на Ваши каналы. Умеете, знаете, любите своё дело, которым занимаетесь. Приятно всегда смотреть Ваши видео. Жду с нетерпением следующего выпуска. Всего хорошего Вам и всегда улыбайтесь (Вам очень идёт)!!!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *