Article (grammar)From Wikipedia, the free encyclopediaFor articles in English, see English articles."Definite article" redirects here. For the Eddie Izzard comedy DVD, see Definite Article.This article needs additional citationsfor verification.Please help improve this articleby adding reliable references. Unsourced material may be challengedand removed.(July 2008)An article(abbreviatedART) is a wordthat combines with a nounto indicate the type of reference being made by the noun. Articles specify the grammatical definitenessof the noun, in some languages extending to volume or numerical scope. The articles in the English languageare theand 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 article.
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