A singular countable noun normally has an article or other determiner with it. We can say a cat, the cat, my cat, this cat, any cat, either cat or every cat, but not just cat. (There are one or two exceptions
Plural and uncountable nouns can be used without an article or determiner, or with the. They cannot be used with a (because it means 'one'.)
| || a/an|| the|| no article|
| singular countable cat|| j a cat|| the cat|| LJB|
| plural countable cats|| ' i|| the cats|| cats|
| || the water|| water|
t> See diagram overleaf
Which article do you use with a noun 'X'?