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# 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.