Learning more about Articles and determines
Articles are type determiners. Determines are used with nouns to limit the reference of the noun in some way. E.g a, the, my, two
Many of the high frequency words are determiners
Examples of articles: a, an and the , A (or an used before a vowel sound ) is the indefinite article, theis the definite, article. E.g. compare the use of both in- a boy, the boy
Other determiners include:
Demonstratives: this, that, these those
Example: This is my apple. That is your apple.
These are my baskets. Those are your baskets.
Possessive: my, your, yours, his, her, our, their
Example: My name is Martha. Your teacher is here. That could be yours or his book.
Your name is John. Our surname is the same. Their school is big.
Quantifiers: Some, any, no, much, few, little, both, either, neither, each, every, enough
Example: Some things are new. Any news about the storm?
Numbers: six, twenty, nine million etc
Some question words: which, what, whose
Many determiners can also be used as pronouns
E.g. He has some friends or Which is yours?
It’s time to think of your own sentences now!
Source: Talking Partners ESL Book