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Unformatted text preview: Article (grammar) From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia For articles in English, see English articles . "Definite article" redirects here. For the Eddie Izzard comedy DVD, see Definite Article . This article needs additional citations for verification . Please help improve this article by adding reliable references . Unsourced material may be challenged and removed . (July 2008) An article ( abbreviated ART ) is a word that combines with a noun to indicate the type of reference being made by the noun. Articles specify the grammatical definiteness of the noun, in some languages extending to volume or numerical scope. The articles in the English language are the and a/an . 'An' and 'a' are modern forms of the Old English 'an', which in Anglian dialects was the number 'one' (compare 'on', in Saxon dialects) and survived into Modern Scots as the number 'ane'. Both 'on' (respelled 'one' by the Normans) and 'an' survived into Modern English, with 'one' used as the number and 'an' ('a', before nouns that begin with a consonant) as an indefinite...
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This note was uploaded on 09/13/2010 for the course BIOLOGY BIO-1B taught by Professor Dehaan during the Spring '10 term at Berkeley College.
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