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Section 11.8


Articles may be divided into two types: definite (the) and indefinite (a, an). Articles are a type of determiner and indicate the specificity or nonspecificity of the noun or noun phrase they modify.

a specific airflow velocity

an electronic circuit

the Greenhouse Effect

Pay close attention to usage rules governing whether an article is necessary with a particular noun or noun phrase and, if so, whether the required article should be definite or indefinite.

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