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THE ARTICLE
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●We use A/n. The indefinite article
●When we don't know or it isn't important which one:
eg: He was working in a hardwar...
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We use The
●The is a definite article. We use before a singular noun
after the first mention. The makes a noun specific-...
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We use the
●Nouns that are unique: the moon, the Colosseum
The North Pole star
●Before musical instruments: the piano, t...
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DON'T USE THE ARTICLE
●To speak in general with plurals and uncountable nouns
eg.Women are more intelligent than men
I p...
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No article
Don't use the with
prison, hospital,school,
university,church when
you are thinking of the
general idea of th...
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No article
We do not normally use
the article with the
names of meals:
Breakfast, lunch,
dinner
eg: we had breakfast in
...
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The with geographical names
● Oceans
● Seas
● Rivers
● Groups of islands
● Mountain ranges
● Desserts
The Atlantic Ocean...
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We don't use tha article with:
Mount Teide in Vilaflor
Tenerife, Spain
Continents,countries,
regions,states,provinces,
i...
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We don't use tha article with:
Mount Teide in Vilaflor
Tenerife, Spain
Continents,countries,
regions,states,provinces,
i...
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  1. 1. 1 THE ARTICLE
  2. 2. 2 ●We use A/n. The indefinite article ●When we don't know or it isn't important which one: eg: He was working in a hardware. I saw a falling star in the sky last night. ●When we define a word eg: A knick knack is a small decoration ●With jobs: eg: He is a foreman ●To talk about a person or thing for the first time: eg: They've got a computer's address book
  3. 3. 3 We use The ●The is a definite article. We use before a singular noun after the first mention. The makes a noun specific-It is known and understood by the speaker and the listener. eg: She wrote it in the computer's address book. (both the speaker and the listener know which book they are referring to) ● With superlatives: eg: She's the most beautiful girl in the world
  4. 4. 4 We use the ●Nouns that are unique: the moon, the Colosseum The North Pole star ●Before musical instruments: the piano, the saxo. ●Before the names of theatres, cinemas, museums, hotels,newspapers and organizations
  5. 5. 5 DON'T USE THE ARTICLE ●To speak in general with plurals and uncountable nouns eg.Women are more intelligent than men I prefer vodka to gin. ●Before material and abstract nouns used in a general sense: eg:Gold is a precious metal.Honesty is the best policy. ● With noun+number eg: 30% of 40, page 23, room 105 Our train leaves from Platform 7
  6. 6. 6 No article Don't use the with prison, hospital,school, university,church when you are thinking of the general idea of those places Eg: After school she always goes to church Bed, work, home without article go to bed, be in bed, go to work, be at work, start work, go home, arrive home, be at home
  7. 7. 7 No article We do not normally use the article with the names of meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner eg: we had breakfast in bed We usually say the radio but television. We heard the news on the radio and the documentaries on television
  8. 8. 8 The with geographical names ● Oceans ● Seas ● Rivers ● Groups of islands ● Mountain ranges ● Desserts The Atlantic Ocean and The Canary Islands The Himalayas and The Ganges The Red Sea and The Titanic
  9. 9. 9 We don't use tha article with: Mount Teide in Vilaflor Tenerife, Spain Continents,countries, regions,states,provinces, islands, towns and cities. But we use the with Republic, Kingdom, States Roads, streets, parks, shops and restaurants Individual mountains and lakesHarrods in London, at Brompton Rd near Pepe's restaurant
  10. 10. 9 We don't use tha article with: Mount Teide in Vilaflor Tenerife, Spain Continents,countries, regions,states,provinces, islands, towns and cities. But we use the with Republic, Kingdom, States Roads, streets, parks, shops and restaurants Individual mountains and lakesHarrods in London, at Brompton Rd near Pepe's restaurant

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