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 History of this Word

"article" is from "articulus" (division), spoken by ancient people in central Italy around 700 B.C.
which is from "artus" (joint), spoken by ancient people in central Italy around 700 B.C.

Notes

This subdivision of "modifier" adds little to the understanding of language for the general public.

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grammar is noun

"article" is a type of modifier

Definition

The modifiers "a", "an" and "the" which limit noun to a single item. Created to subdivide modifiers and can modify a wide range of nouns.

Examples of how the word is used

article illustration Some grammarians also classify "some" as an article in some usages.
article illustration Make sure that all nouns are accompanied by the appropriate articles, or no article, as required.