Use of the articles. <ul><li>Eva María Suárez Guillén -  Eoi Santa María de Guía </li></ul>Fecha
a/an - indefinite article <ul><li>Use it when you mention somebody/something for the first time or say who/what somebody/s...
a/an - indefinite article <ul><ul><li>It is used when we mention something as an example of its kind:  </li></ul></ul><ul>...
a/an - indefinite article <ul><ul><ul><li>With professions: </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>He’s  an  actor. </li>...
the - definite article <ul><ul><li>Use it when it’s clear who / what somebody /something is. It is unique or has been ment...
the - definite article <ul><ul><ul><li>It is used before superlative forms:  </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>The f...
the - definite article <ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Used with a singular noun can represent a class of animals or things:  </li></u...
the - definite article <ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Used with an article it can represet a class of persons:  </li></ul></ul></...
the - definite article <ul><ul><ul><li>Used with a plural surname can mean “that family”:  </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul...
Zero article (no article) <ul><ul><ul><li>Don’t use an article to speak in general with plural and uncountable nouns, or i...
Zero article (no article) <ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Before names of meals:  </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>We ...
Institutions <ul><ul><li>With prison, church, school, hospital and university don’t use an article when you are thinking a...
Institutions <ul><ul><ul><li>If you talk about the building use  a  or  the:  </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>They...
Geographical names <ul><ul><li>We don’t normally use  the  with: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>most countries </li></ul><...
Geographical names <ul><ul><li>We don’t normally use  the  with: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>roads (except motorway...
Geographical names <ul><ul><li>We usually use  the  with:  </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>mountain ranges </li></ul></ul><...
Geographical names <ul><ul><li>We usually use  the  with:  </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>With the names of: </li></ul></u...
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  1. 1. Use of the articles. <ul><li>Eva María Suárez Guillén - Eoi Santa María de Guía </li></ul>Fecha
  2. 2. a/an - indefinite article <ul><li>Use it when you mention somebody/something for the first time or say who/what somebody/something is. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>My neighbour has just bought a dog. It is an Alsatian. </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. a/an - indefinite article <ul><ul><li>It is used when we mention something as an example of its kind: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>A car is always useful (all cars). </li></ul></ul></ul>
  4. 4. a/an - indefinite article <ul><ul><ul><li>With professions: </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>He’s an actor. </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>With certain numbers: </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>a hundred, a thousand </li></ul></ul></ul></ul>
  5. 5. the - definite article <ul><ul><li>Use it when it’s clear who / what somebody /something is. It is unique or has been mentioned before. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>He got into the car and drove to the Town Hall. </li></ul></ul></ul>
  6. 6. the - definite article <ul><ul><ul><li>It is used before superlative forms: </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>The first, second... </li></ul></ul></ul></ul>
  7. 7. the - definite article <ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Used with a singular noun can represent a class of animals or things: </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>The dog is a loyal pet. (all dogs) </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul>
  8. 8. the - definite article <ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Used with an article it can represet a class of persons: </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>We must help the poor. </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul>
  9. 9. the - definite article <ul><ul><ul><li>Used with a plural surname can mean “that family”: </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>The Browns are very polite. </li></ul></ul></ul></ul>
  10. 10. Zero article (no article) <ul><ul><ul><li>Don’t use an article to speak in general with plural and uncountable nouns, or in pharase like at home/work, go home/to bed, next, last week , etc.) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>I don’t like sports. </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Men are from Mars, women from Venus. </li></ul></ul></ul></ul>
  11. 11. Zero article (no article) <ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Before names of meals: </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>We are having breakfast. </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul>
  12. 12. Institutions <ul><ul><li>With prison, church, school, hospital and university don’t use an article when you are thinking about the institution and its normal purpose. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>He is in prison as he has committed several crimes. </li></ul></ul></ul>
  13. 13. Institutions <ul><ul><ul><li>If you talk about the building use a or the: </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>They are building a new hospital in my area. </li></ul></ul></ul></ul>
  14. 14. Geographical names <ul><ul><li>We don’t normally use the with: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>most countries </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>continents </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>regions ending with the name of a country. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Exceptions: The UK, The Netherlands, etc. </li></ul></ul></ul></ul>
  15. 15. Geographical names <ul><ul><li>We don’t normally use the with: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>roads (except motorways and numbered roads) </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>streets </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>parks </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>shops and restaurants </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>indivudal mountains and lakes </li></ul></ul></ul></ul>
  16. 16. Geographical names <ul><ul><li>We usually use the with: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>mountain ranges </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>rivers </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>canals </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>deserts </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>island groups </li></ul></ul></ul>
  17. 17. Geographical names <ul><ul><li>We usually use the with: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>With the names of: </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>theatres </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>cinemas </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>hotels </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>galleries </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>museums </li></ul></ul></ul></ul>
  18. 18. Contact <ul><li>http://englishinguiaintermedio.wordpress.com </li></ul><ul><li>www.facebook.com/eoiguia </li></ul><ul><li>www.eoiguia.com </li></ul><ul><li>www.twitter.com/esuarezguillen </li></ul>

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