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  • 1. USE OF ARTICLESIPN EG
  • 2. What is an article?Basically, an article is an adjective. Like adjectives, articles modify nouns.English has two articles:THEA/ANIPN EG
  • 3. THE  Is used to refer to specific or particular nouns. A/AN  Is used to modify non-specific or non-particular nouns.For example, if I say, "Lets read the book," I mean a specific book. If I say, "Lets read a book," I mean any book rather than a specific book. IPN EG
  • 4. Indefinite Articles: a and an "A" and "an" signal that the noun modified is indefinite, referring to any member of a group.For example: "My daughter really wants a dog for Christmas." This refers to any dog. We dont know which dog because we havent found the dog yet.IPN EG
  • 5. Remember, using a or an dependson the sound that begins the nextword. So...  a + singular noun beginning with a consonant: a boy; a car; a bike; a zoo; a dog  an + singular noun beginning with a vowel: an elephant; an egg; an apple; an idiot;an or phanIPN EG
  • 6.  a + singular noun beginning with a consonant sound: a user (sounds like yoo-zer, i.e. begins with a consonant y sound, so a is used); a university; a unicycle an + nouns starting with silent "h": an hour a + nouns starting with a pronounced "h": a horse  In some cases where "h" is pronounced, such as "historical," you can use an. However, a is more commonly used and preferred. IPN EG
  • 7. Definite Article: theThe definite article is used before singular and plural nouns when the noun is specific or particular. The signals that the noun is definite, that it refers to a particular member of a group.For example: "The dog that bit me ran away." Here, were talking about a specific dog, the dog that bit me.IPN EG
  • 8. Count and Noncount Nouns The can be used with noncount nouns, or the article can be omitted entirely. "I love to sail over the water" (some specific body of water) or "I love to sail over water" (any water). "A/an" can be used only with count nouns. "I need a bottle of water."Most of the time, you cant say, "She wants a water," unless youre implying, say, a bottle of water. IPN EG
  • 9. Some common types of nouns thatdont take an article are: Names of languages and nationalities: Chinese, English, Spanish, Russian (unless you are referring to the population of the nation: "The Spanish are known for their warm hospitality.") Names of sports: volleyball, hockey, baseball Names of academic subjects: mathematics, biology, history, computer science IPN EG
  • 10. EXAMPLE Girls and boys Blur Street is like a/an/the jungle So call the/an/a police Following the/a/an herd Down to Greece On holiday Love in the 90´s Is paranoid On sunny beachesIPN EG
  • 11. EXAMPLE Girls and boys Blur Street is like a/an/the jungle So call the/an/a police Following the/a/an herd Down to Greece On holiday Love in the 90´s Is paranoid On sunny beachesIPN EG

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