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Section 11.8

Articles

Articles may be divided into two types: definite(the) and indefinite (a, an). Articles are a type of determiner and indicate thespecificity or nonspecificity of the noun or noun phrase they modify.


a specific airflow velocity

an electronic circuit

the Greenhouse Effect


Pay close attention to usage rules governing whether an article is necessary with a particular noun ornoun phrase and, if so, whether the required articleshould be definite or indefinite.

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