An article is a word that combines with a noun to indicate the type of reference being made by the noun.

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“Technology” vs. “a technology”

(Company) develops transactional data technology that aggregates information for payment service providers and merchants. or (Company) develops a transactional data technology that ...
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indefinite article plus proper name in organizational (i.e. business or bureaucracy) contexts

The use of the indefinite article with a proper name occurs often in business or organizational speech-contexts: We're lucky to have a Bill Jones to get the job done. The article plus proper ...
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Using an indefinite article with ability

Which is correct? His artwork is outstanding. He has a natural ability. or His artwork is outstanding. He has natural ability.
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Why names of dances are used with the article 'the' but names of sports are not?

I am learning English and I am trying to figure out historical reasons of using 'the' and 'a'. I hope that native speakers can explain me some of them. For example: history of the tango the waltz ...