A, An & The – What are the differences?

What are the differences between a, an and the?

The is used for the one thing that we know, and a and an are used for one thing among many.

And now for an illegal example

I want to steal a car. I don’t know yet which car, but I want to steal one car among many. Now I choose a car, so I decide to steal it. I break into the car, and we say the car because we know which car. Then I start the engine (one engine, and we know which engine). Now I steal the car.

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