A black cow the angry teacher .
an ugly girl But the article follows words like
many, such and what Many a man, such a fellow, what
a fool he is !
When words like too how, as and so, come before
adjectives. the article is placed after the adjective:
It was too good a news to be true. I found out how
great a sum l had lost. This is as good a watch
as any. This is so fine a watch that I am afraid
to lend it.
The article is also placed after all and both.
All the boys in the school were friends. Both the
brothers were absent.
When several adjectives describe the same person
or thing, the article is prefixed to the first only
but when the adjectives refer to different persons
or thing, the article is used before each: A black
and white cow was grazing in the field (one cow),
A black and a white cow were grazing in the field
Study the special uses of Articles in the following
(i) A good boy and a girl (girl is not good) A
good boy and girl (both are good).
(ii) She is a better singer than ll dancer (two
girls). She is a better singer than dancer (one
(iii) Give me half a rupee (change). Give me n
half rupee (one coin i.e, fifty paisa)
(iv) I go to school (for study). I go to the school
(for some other purpose), He went to sea (for becoming
a sailor). He went to the sea (for some other purpose).
He went to jail (he was imprisoned). He went to
the jail (he visited the jail).
(v) Make a room for me (get a room ready for me)
Make room for me (accommodate me).