In a previous post we discussed the basic differences between the indefinite articles (a/an) and the definite article (the).
As you can see in the Introduction to articles some of the patterns for the usage of articles in English are easy to remember. However, the use of articles in English is very complex.
Using articles in English can be very challenging for speakers of other languages because:
- In some languages speakers use articles before almost every noun
- In some languages speakers never use articles before nouns.
In this post you can find more specific rules and exceptions of article usage in English.