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Articles in English

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Articles in English

  1. 1. Articles inEnglish<br />
  2. 2. Who Knows?<br />Definite or Indefinite<br />Count / Noncount<br />
  3. 3. Who Knows?<br />
  4. 4. My love is a rose.<br />
  5. 5. A rose<br />A rose<br />
  6. 6. A rose<br />
  7. 7. The rose in the park<br />A rose<br />
  8. 8. A rose<br />
  9. 9. Definite or Indefinite<br />
  10. 10. Definite – the sign<br />
  11. 11. Indefinite – a sign<br />
  12. 12. General or Specific?<br />I put a book in your room.<br />The book is on your desk.<br />Do you know which book?<br />We know which book.<br />
  13. 13. Definite / Indefinite<br />
  14. 14.
  15. 15. 5 sources of definiteness<br />Previously mentioned.<br />I saw a one-eared cat outside my house. The cat seemed to be very suspicious when I approached it.<br />
  16. 16. Superlatives or ranking adjectives make a noun definite.<br />The best team in the league is the Gators.<br />5 sources of definiteness<br />
  17. 17. Superlatives or ranking adjectives make a noun definite.<br />The third paragraph contains the right answer.<br />5 sources of definiteness<br />
  18. 18. The noun is a unique person, place, or thing.<br />The sun rotates around the earth.<br />I find many useful sites on the internet.<br />5 sources of definiteness<br />
  19. 19. A modifying phrase or clause makes the noun more definite.<br />The student in the back row seems to know all the answers.<br />5 sources of definiteness<br />
  20. 20. A modifying phrase or clause makes the noun more definite.<br />The girl who made the winning shotlives next door to me.<br />5 sources of definiteness<br />
  21. 21. The context of situation makes the identity clear.<br />I am going to the library. <br />Both students at SFCC know which library. <br />5 sources of definiteness<br />
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  23. 23. Who Knows?<br />Definite or Indefinite<br />Count / Noncount<br />
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  25. 25. Source: http://www.rpi.edu/web/writingcenter/esl.html<br />
  26. 26.
  27. 27. the milk<br />
  28. 28. a drop of milk<br />
  29. 29. Did you leave the milk on the table?<br />
  30. 30. What does it mean?<br />I got the A on the exam.<br />I got an A on the exam.<br />The good teachers are at SFC.<br />
  31. 31. Who Knows?<br />Definite or Indefinite<br />Count / Noncount<br />
  32. 32. Photo credit: http://www.flickr.com/photos/52971398@N00/468886018<br />Photo credit: http://www.flickr.com/photos/49922542@N00/474536523<br />Photo credit: http://www.flickr.com/photos/33682677@N00/1241953376 <br />Photo credit: http://www.flickr.com/photos/47662508@N00/2508125733<br />
  33. 33. Photo credit: http://www.flickr.com/photos/56044438@N00/2464619281<br />Photo credit: http://www.flickr.com/photos/34427466731@N01/131012552<br />

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