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    Articles are one of the nine parts of speech in the English language.

    There are three articles in the English language: a, an, and the.

    Articles in English are gender inspecific. Some languages have different articles for different genders.

    The definite article is the and is used to indicate a specific noun.

    The indefinte articles are a and an and are used to indicate general noun. The indefinite article a is generally used, but the indefinite article an is used for words that begin with a vowel sound. Use the article an for words that start with a silent consonate the first sound is a vowel. Use the article a for words that start with a silent vowel and the first sound is a consonant.

    The musician indicates a specific musician, while a musician indicates some musician in general.

    Articles are a special kind of adjective.

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    Created: July 31, 2008, from work November 13, 2007

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