Determiners –    other cases
<ul><li>In general, proper nouns do not use articles.  However, there are certain situations which will call for the use o...
“ The&quot;  with Proper Nouns <ul><li>Plural names </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The United  States </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Th...
<ul><li>Names followed by “of” phrase </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The Republic  of Brazil </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The Isle  o...
<ul><li>Names with adjectives </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The  White  House </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The  Open  University </l...
<ul><li>Regions </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The Northeast </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The Middle East </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>...
<ul><li>Public institutions/groups </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The Catholic church </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The Protestants </...
No articles with singular count nouns <ul><ul><li>In general, all singular count nouns need to have an article, definite o...
No  article <ul><li>Names of languages </li></ul><ul><ul><li>They speak French. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Names of sports </l...
No articles with singular count nouns <ul><li>Idiomatic expressions with  be  and  go </li></ul><ul><ul><li>He ’ s  in  sc...
A or An <ul><li>Use “a” with  one  and  once , because they begin with the sound of “w” as in wall </li></ul><ul><ul><li>a...
<ul><li>With abbreviations and acronyms, the use of the article will depend on the pronunciation of the letter: </li></ul>...
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  1. 1. Determiners – other cases
  2. 2. <ul><li>In general, proper nouns do not use articles. However, there are certain situations which will call for the use of “the” in front of the name. </li></ul>“ The&quot; with Proper Nouns
  3. 3. “ The&quot; with Proper Nouns <ul><li>Plural names </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The United States </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The Smiths </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The L.A. Lakers </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Newspapers </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The Washington Post </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The National Enquirer </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The New York Times </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>Names followed by “of” phrase </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The Republic of Brazil </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The Isle of Wright </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The South of France </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Names using a common noun </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The United Kingdom </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The Body Shop </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The Science Museum </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>Names with adjectives </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The White House </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The Open University </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The Red Room </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Bodies of water, except lakes </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The North Sea </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The Indian Ocean </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The Amazon River </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The Panama Canal, but </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Lake Ontario </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>Regions </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The Northeast </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The Middle East </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The Wetlands </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Mountain Ranges, but not mountains </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The Andes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The Himalayas </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The Rockies, but </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Mount Everest </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sugar Loaf Mountain </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. <ul><li>Public institutions/groups </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The Catholic church </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The Protestants </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The French </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Theaters/hotels/galleries </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The Mazda Gallery </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The Globe Theater </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The Cineplex </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. No articles with singular count nouns <ul><ul><li>In general, all singular count nouns need to have an article, definite or indefinite. There are special situations, though, where we do not use any article. </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. No article <ul><li>Names of languages </li></ul><ul><ul><li>They speak French. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Names of sports </li></ul><ul><ul><li>He plays basketball. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Names of academic subjects </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Jason hates math. </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. No articles with singular count nouns <ul><li>Idiomatic expressions with be and go </li></ul><ul><ul><li>He ’ s in school/jail/church . </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>She went to work by train. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>With meals/diseases/seasons </li></ul><ul><ul><li>He has pneumonia . </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>They ate dinner out. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>We’ll travel in summer . </li></ul></ul>
  11. 11. A or An <ul><li>Use “a” with one and once , because they begin with the sound of “w” as in wall </li></ul><ul><ul><li>a one-time thing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>a one-woman man </li></ul></ul>Remember, the use of “a” or “an” depends not on spelling but on sound. “A” is used for consonant sounds, “an” for vowel sounds.
  12. 12. <ul><li>With abbreviations and acronyms, the use of the article will depend on the pronunciation of the letter: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>An FBI agent (eff) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>An MRS exam (emm) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>An OAS program (oh), but </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>A PTA meeting (pee) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>A laser beam </li></ul></ul>

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