Nuala's Grammar Explanation: Zero articles Articles are the small words 'a' 'an' and 'the' that we use before nouns. However sometimes we don't use any articles and this is what some people call the 'zero' article. Today we're looking at a few simple rules for when we don't use an article with a noun: Firstly, we don't use an article with plural nouns or uncountable nouns when we're talking about things in general: Example 1: I'm terrified of heights. Example 2: I hate cheese. Example 3: I'm into drum and base. Secondly, before countries, towns, streets, languages and single mountains: Example 1: I'm from China. Example 2: I've climbed Mount Everest. Thirdly, before some places and with some forms of transport: Example 1: I live at home with my parents. Example 2: I came here by car. Finally, in exclamations with what plus an uncountable noun: Example 1: What beautiful weather! Example 2: What loud music! That's all from me, good luck with your grammar challenge!