Articles are words that we use before a noun to show whether the noun refers to something specific or not.
The English articles are a, an, the.
1) If you are talking about something specific ==> use the.
Example: “We saw the movie you told us about.”
Meaning: We saw that specific movie you told us about.
2) If you are talking about something general ==> use a/an.
Example: “I would like a drink and an apple.”
Meaning: I would like one of your drinks and one of your apples, but I am not saying which.
So What Is the Zero Article?
Zero article = when we don’t use any article before a noun.
Incorrect: “I don’t like the horror movies.”
Correct: “I don’t like horror movies.”
Incorrect: “She is from the Italy.”
Correct: “She is from Italy.”
Incorrect: “Let’s stay at the home.”
Correct: “Let’s stay at home.”