Articles are a class of words which specifically
identify a word as a noun and confirms that it is not a describing word or
adjective. There are two types of articles: the definite article the
and indefinite articles a and an. When the is
used before a noun, it refers specifically to a particular noun e.g. the boy; a or
anrefers to a general class of the noun e.g. a baby could be any baby;
whereas the baby refers to a particular baby.
When to use a or an before a word
Figure of speech: Play
This means letting someone else take charge whilst
you take an inferior or low position.
Example: Playing second fiddle to anyone was not in Princess
Iyomon’s nature; she determined that she would put bossy Ozin in his place when
they worked together on the project later that day.