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USING: 
NOUNS, ADJECTIVES 
AND ARTICLE 
NANCY LÓP E Z
NOUNS CAN FUNCTION AS 
ADJECTIVES 
•Shoe 
• Store 
• Flower 
•Garden 
•Baby 
• Food 
• Child 
• Pshycologist 
• Salad 
• F...
BASIC ARTICLE USAGE 
USING A OR 0 
• A banana is yellow. 
• Any banana. Generalization with singular count noun. 
• Banana...
USING «A» OR «SOME» 
• I ate a banana. 
• One banana out of all bananas 
• I ate some bananas. 
• Some can be used with in...
USING «THE» 
• A noun is definite when both the speaker and the 
listener are thinking about the same specific thing. 
• T...
A FEW/ A LITTLE 
• Indicate that something exists or is present. 
• She has been here only two weeks, but she has already ...
(VERY) + FEW / LITTLE 
• Give a negative idea. 
• Indicate that something is largely 
absent. 
• She has (very) few friend...
ONE/ EACH/ EVERY ARE FOLLOWED 
BY SINGULAR COUNT NOUNS 
• There is only one girl in my life. 
• I gave a present to each s...
ONE OF / EACH OF/ EVERY ONE OF 
ARE FOLLOWED BY SPECIFIC PLURAL COUNT 
NOUNS AND PRONOUNS. 
• One of the students was late...
“OF” IN EXPRESSIONS OF 
QUANTITY 
• With some expressions of quantity, of is 
not used when the noun is nonspecific. 
• I ...
“OF” IN EXPRESSIONS OF 
QUANTITY 
• “of” is used with specific nouns and 
pronouns. 
• One of those books is mine. 
• Some...
“OF” IN EXPRESSIONS OF 
QUANTITY 
• Expressions such as “a lot of” always 
include “of”
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Using nouns, adjectives and articles.

  1. 1. USING: NOUNS, ADJECTIVES AND ARTICLE NANCY LÓP E Z
  2. 2. NOUNS CAN FUNCTION AS ADJECTIVES •Shoe • Store • Flower •Garden •Baby • Food • Child • Pshycologist • Salad • Fork • Mosquito • Net
  3. 3. BASIC ARTICLE USAGE USING A OR 0 • A banana is yellow. • Any banana. Generalization with singular count noun. • Bananas are yellow. • Generalizations with plural count nouns. • Fruit is yellow. • Any and all fruit. Generalization with noncount nouns.
  4. 4. USING «A» OR «SOME» • I ate a banana. • One banana out of all bananas • I ate some bananas. • Some can be used with indefinite plural count nouns. • I ate some fruit. • Some can be used with indefinite noncount nouns.
  5. 5. USING «THE» • A noun is definite when both the speaker and the listener are thinking about the same specific thing. • Thank you for the banana. • Thank you for the bananas. • Thank you for the fruit.
  6. 6. A FEW/ A LITTLE • Indicate that something exists or is present. • She has been here only two weeks, but she has already made a few friends. C • I’ve been able to save a little money this month. NC
  7. 7. (VERY) + FEW / LITTLE • Give a negative idea. • Indicate that something is largely absent. • She has (very) few friends. • I have (very) little money.
  8. 8. ONE/ EACH/ EVERY ARE FOLLOWED BY SINGULAR COUNT NOUNS • There is only one girl in my life. • I gave a present to each student. • Sandra invited every member of the club.
  9. 9. ONE OF / EACH OF/ EVERY ONE OF ARE FOLLOWED BY SPECIFIC PLURAL COUNT NOUNS AND PRONOUNS. • One of the students was late to class. • Each of the students has a schedule • Every one of the students has a schedule.
  10. 10. “OF” IN EXPRESSIONS OF QUANTITY • With some expressions of quantity, of is not used when the noun is nonspecific. • I bought one book / I bought many books.
  11. 11. “OF” IN EXPRESSIONS OF QUANTITY • “of” is used with specific nouns and pronouns. • One of those books is mine. • Some of the books are yours. • Many of my books are in English. • Most of them are paperbacks.
  12. 12. “OF” IN EXPRESSIONS OF QUANTITY • Expressions such as “a lot of” always include “of”

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