Definite and Indefinite Articles

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Introduces and explains definite and indefinite articles to 7th graders

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  • Definite and Indefinite Articles

    1. 1. Definite and Indefinite Articles the rules for when to use a, an, or the
    2. 2. a= indefinite article
    3. 3. a= indefinite articlenot a specific object
    4. 4. a= indefinite articlenot a specific objectone of a number of the same objects
    5. 5. a= indefinite articlenot a specific objectone of a number of the same objectswith consonants
    6. 6. a= indefinite articlenot a specific objectone of a number of the same objectswith consonantsExamples: She has a dog.
    7. 7. a= indefinite articlenot a specific objectone of a number of the same objectswith consonantsExamples: She has a dog. I work in a factory.
    8. 8. An= Indefinite Article
    9. 9. An= Indefinite Articlealmost the same rules as “ a”
    10. 10. An= Indefinite Articlealmost the same rules as “ a”not a specific object
    11. 11. An= Indefinite Articlealmost the same rules as “ a”not a specific objectone of a number of the same objects
    12. 12. An= Indefinite Articlealmost the same rules as “ a”not a specific objectone of a number of the same objectshowever....
    13. 13. An= Indefinite Articlealmost the same rules as “ a”not a specific objectone of a number of the same objectshowever....used with vowels (a,e,i,o,u)
    14. 14. An= Indefinite Articlealmost the same rules as “ a”not a specific objectone of a number of the same objectshowever....used with vowels (a,e,i,o,u)examples: Can I have an apple?
    15. 15. An= Indefinite Articlealmost the same rules as “ a”not a specific objectone of a number of the same objectshowever....used with vowels (a,e,i,o,u)examples: Can I have an apple? She is an English teacher.
    16. 16. An= Indefinite Articlealmost the same rules as “ a”not a specific objectone of a number of the same objectshowever....used with vowels (a,e,i,o,u)examples: Can I have an apple? She is an English teacher.
    17. 17. the= definite article
    18. 18. the= definite articlea specific object that both the personspeaking and the listener know
    19. 19. the= definite article a specific object that both the person speaking and the listener knowExamples: The car over there is fast.
    20. 20. the= definite article a specific object that both the person speaking and the listener knowExamples: The car over there is fast. The teacher is very good, isnt he?
    21. 21. A few more rules...
    22. 22. A few more rules...The first time you speak of somethinguse "a or an", the next time you repeatthat object use "the"
    23. 23. A few more rules... The first time you speak of something use "a or an", the next time you repeat that object use "the"Examples: I live in a house. The house is quite oldand has four bedrooms.
    24. 24. A few more rules... The first time you speak of something use "a or an", the next time you repeat that object use "the"Examples: I live in a house. The house is quite oldand has four bedrooms. I ate in a Chinese restaurant. Therestaurant was very good.
    25. 25. the “do nots”
    26. 26. the “do nots”DO NOT use an article with countries, states,counties or provinces, lakes and mountains
    27. 27. the “do nots”DO NOT use an article with countries, states,counties or provinces, lakes and mountainsexcept when the country is a collection ofstates such as "The United States".
    28. 28. the “do nots” DO NOT use an article with countries, states, counties or provinces, lakes and mountains except when the country is a collection of states such as "The United States".Examples: He lives in Washington near Mount Rainier.
    29. 29. the “do nots” DO NOT use an article with countries, states, counties or provinces, lakes and mountains except when the country is a collection of states such as "The United States".Examples: He lives in Washington near Mount Rainier. They live in northern British Columbia.
    30. 30. the “do nots” DO NOT use an article with countries, states, counties or provinces, lakes and mountains except when the country is a collection of states such as "The United States".Examples: He lives in Washington near Mount Rainier. They live in northern British Columbia. or if it is part of the title of the country
    31. 31. the “do nots” DO NOT use an article with countries, states, counties or provinces, lakes and mountains except when the country is a collection of states such as "The United States".Examples: He lives in Washington near Mount Rainier. They live in northern British Columbia. or if it is part of the title of the country
    32. 32. the “do nots” DO NOT use an article with countries, states, counties or provinces, lakes and mountains except when the country is a collection of states such as "The United States".Examples: He lives in Washington near Mount Rainier. They live in northern British Columbia. or if it is part of the title of the country
    33. 33. A few more “do nots”
    34. 34. A few more “do nots”DO NOT use an article when you are speaking aboutthings in general
    35. 35. A few more “do nots”DO NOT use an article when you are speaking aboutthings in generalExamples: I like Russian tea.
    36. 36. A few more “do nots”DO NOT use an article when you are speaking aboutthings in generalExamples: I like Russian tea. She likes reading books.
    37. 37. A few more “do nots”DO NOT use an article when you are speaking aboutthings in generalExamples: I like Russian tea. She likes reading books.
    38. 38. A few more “do nots” DO NOT use an article when you are speaking about things in general Examples: I like Russian tea. She likes reading books. DO NOT use an article when you are speaking aboutmeals or places
    39. 39. A few more “do nots” DO NOT use an article when you are speaking about things in general Examples: I like Russian tea. She likes reading books. DO NOT use an article when you are speaking aboutmeals or places
    40. 40. A few more “do nots” DO NOT use an article when you are speaking about things in general Examples: I like Russian tea. She likes reading books. DO NOT use an article when you are speaking aboutmeals or placesExamples: He has breakfast at home.
    41. 41. A few more “do nots” DO NOT use an article when you are speaking about things in general Examples: I like Russian tea. She likes reading books. DO NOT use an article when you are speaking aboutmeals or placesExamples: He has breakfast at home. I go to university.
    42. 42. A few more “do nots” DO NOT use an article when you are speaking about things in general Examples: I like Russian tea. She likes reading books. DO NOT use an article when you are speaking aboutmeals or placesExamples: He has breakfast at home. I go to university.
    43. 43. do...
    44. 44. do...Use an article with bodies of water, oceansand seas
    45. 45. do... Use an article with bodies of water, oceans and seasExample: My country borders on the Pacific Ocean.
    46. 46. do... Use an article with bodies of water, oceans and seasExample: My country borders on the Pacific Ocean. I saw the Red Sea.

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