A and The

when writing essays i tend to get corrected between my "a" and "the".

A new beginning OR The new beginning?

May i know the difference between these two?
newbie Mar 26, 2014

3 comments


Mar 26, 2014 Edward
"A" is also called the Indefinite Article while "the" is called the Definite Article. This is because they refer to general or first-time-mentioned things and specific things respectively.

Ex.

I'm hoping for A new beginning.

This story needs A new beginning.

THE new beginning has dawned for the village.

THE new beginning he wrote for the essay sucks.


For more info, check out:

http://www.coolelf.net/2011/10/articles-an-the-devils-of-english.html

http://www.coolelf.net/2011/10/big-question-or.html

Mar 26, 2014 newbie
what is indefinite and definite article?
Mar 29, 2014 Edward
I just told you.


There are only three Articles in the English language: a, an, the

Indefinite Articles: a & an

Definite Article: the


Got it?