The Definite Article

English has two articles: the definite article the and the indefinite article a, an.

Greek also has these articles, and they also have gender! Yes, that means there’s one form of the for use with masculine nouns, one for use with feminine, and one for use with neuter. Let’s look at the definite article.

the
MasculineFeminineNeuter

Let's take the words from a few pages ago, and put them with the proper definite article:

Masculine:

the man,

the tailor,

the circle
Feminine:

the mother,

the queen,

the roof
Neuter:

the pencil,

the minute,

the girl

The definite article thus tells you, unambiguously, what the gender of a noun is. So does the indefinite article...

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