English grammar rule Dt dt
To make it clear which noun you’re referring to, you can use an article. The is called a “definite article,” while A and an are indefinite articles. Use the definite article to point to a specific item, and an indefinite article to designate a nonspecific item. For example, if you want the red cookbook, say “Hand me the red cook book,” but if any cook book will do, you can say “Hand me a cook book.” Just remember that you can only use one article with the same noun.
Incorrect Jimmy bought tickets to a the ball game. Correct Jimmy bought tickets to a ball game. Correct Jimmy bought tickets to the ball game. Incorrect Have you made the an apple pie yet? Correct Have you made the apple pie yet? Incorrect My brother has a the concert tonight. Correct My brother has a concert tonight.
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