Hi, My name is Rebecca Blomker and I used to be an AP english teacher before choosing to home educate my sons and today we are going to talk about what is an article, for About.com.The articles a, an, and the modify a noun. You have two different kinds of articles, we have one that is called the definite article. Which is "the." It always names a specific person place or thing. And some examples of this would be, the house around the corner, the garage out back. A specific place. Then we have the indefinite articles which are "a" and "an." They name persons places or things in a more general class or category. For example we would have a lawyer, an iPod, an apple. Something along those lines which are more general.Thank you for watching and for more information on grammar please check us out at About.com.