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GENERAL REVIEW
Luis Roberto Ortiz
IN/ON/AT
A/AN/THE
articles
A/AN
These are both Indefinite articles that we use when we
refer to somthing for the first time.
THE
It is the article used to refer to specific objects.
Something that is specific and clear for the listener.
REVIEW
• a = indefinite article (not a specific object, one of a number of the same objects)
with consonants
• an = indefi...
SPECIAL RULES
• The first time you speak of something use "a or an", the next time you repeat that
object use "the".
• DO ...
EXAMPLES
• I live in a house.The house is quite old and has four bedrooms.
• He lives inWashington near Mount Rainier
• My...
Bibliography
Information obtained from
http://esl.about.com/od/englishspanish/a/ingles_basico_articulo.htm
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Definite and Indefinite Articles

  1. 1. GENERAL REVIEW Luis Roberto Ortiz
  2. 2. IN/ON/AT
  3. 3. A/AN/THE articles
  4. 4. A/AN These are both Indefinite articles that we use when we refer to somthing for the first time.
  5. 5. THE It is the article used to refer to specific objects. Something that is specific and clear for the listener.
  6. 6. REVIEW • a = indefinite article (not a specific object, one of a number of the same objects) with consonants • an = indefinite article (not a specific object, one of a number of the same objects) with vowels (a,e,i,o,u • the = definite article (a specific object that both the person speaking and the listener know)
  7. 7. SPECIAL RULES • The first time you speak of something use "a or an", the next time you repeat that object use "the". • 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". • Use an article with bodies of water, oceans and seas - • DO NOT use an article when you are speaking about things in general • DO NOT use an article when you are speaking about meals, places, and transport
  8. 8. EXAMPLES • I live in a house.The house is quite old and has four bedrooms. • He lives inWashington near Mount Rainier • My country borders on the Pacific Ocean • I like Russian tea. • I go to university.
  9. 9. Bibliography Information obtained from http://esl.about.com/od/englishspanish/a/ingles_basico_articulo.htm

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