ARTICLESThe Indefinite Articles a and an;The Definite Article the;The use of NO Article (Ø).My mother has a house near the beach.The car my father bought is blue.People in Brazil are great.
A x ANA = consonant sound. AN = vowel sound.a car a dog a book an apple an eraserWords beginning with h or u depend on the beginning sound:a hat a universityan hour an umbrella
THE1. To talk about something specific: − The ball on the floor belongs to the teacher.2. When the speaker and the listener are talking about the same specific item: − Joe, can you open the door, please?
THE3. For the second and all other references to the same noun: − There was a cat. The cat was black.4. With the superlative form of an adjective: − Brad Pitt is the most handsome actor.
THE5. For the name of countries that look plural, ending in -s or with the words united, union, republic or kingdom. − The United States is a very rich country.6. Parts of something (except for body parts): − When I entered the room it was a mess. The clothes were on the floor and the sneakers on the armchair.
THE7. Most bodies of water (except individual lakes): − The Amazon River is the largest in the world.8. With geographic parts of the globe and areas, deserts and peninsulas: − The Sahara Desert is the hottest in the world.
NO ARTICLE (Ø) To talk about a category or group in general: Dogs are great pets. (NOT: The dogs are the great pets.)Before abstract nouns such as feelings or ideas: Patience is a virtue. (NOT: The patience is a virtue.)
Whats wrong with these sentences?1. My cousin showed the courage when he pulled a girl out of a burning house.2. What great day today was!3. In general, children do not like the vegetables very much.4. I have spent more than a hour waiting for my friend.
Whats wrong with these sentences?1. My cousin showed the courage when he pulled a girl out of a burning house. Do not use the with abstract nouns or ideas.
Whats wrong with these sentences?2. What great day today was! a Do not use a singular count noun without an article.
Whats wrong with these sentences?3. In general, children do not like the vegetables very much. Do not use the with a plural noun that refers to the whole category.
Whats wrong with these sentences?4. I have spent more than a hour waiting for my friend. Do not use a with a word that begins with a vowel sound.
TDC1 -2nd semester 2012Students: Ana Cristina Gerin, Fabiana Cajueiro and Raquel Cunha Teacher: Elton Carvalho
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