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Fallsem2012 13 cp1125-16-jul-2012_rm01

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Fallsem2012 13 cp1125-16-jul-2012_rm01

  1. 1. ENGLISH ARTICLES a Presentation by Prof. Daniel Anburaj
  2. 2. • "A, An, The" definite and indefinite articles in English• ‘A’ - indefinite article• ‘An’ - indefinite article• ‘The’ - definite article a Presentation by Prof. Daniel Anburaj
  3. 3. Here are the basic ruleswhen to use "A, An or The": a Presentation by Prof. Daniel Anburaj
  4. 4. the basic rules when to use "A• indefinite article (not a specific object, one of a number of the same objects) with consonants..• Eg. Eric has a dog. Gregory works in a factory a Presentation by Prof. Daniel Anburaj
  5. 5. the basic rules when to use "An”• An = indefinite article (not a specific object, one of a number of the same objects) with vowels (a, e, i, o, u) Eg. Can I have an apple? Adel is an English teacher. a Presentation by Prof. Daniel Anburaj
  6. 6. the basic rules when to use “The”• The = definite article (a specific object that both the person speaking and the listener know).. eg. The car over there is fast. The teacher is very good, isnt he? a Presentation by Prof. Daniel Anburaj
  7. 7. the basic rules when to use “The”• The first time you speak of something use “A or An", the next time you repeat that object use “The". eg. I live in a house. The house is quite old and has two bedrooms. I ate in a Vietnamese restaurant. The restaurant was not very clean. a Presentation by Prof. Daniel Anburaj
  8. 8. Do’s and Don’t..• 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". eg. My uncle lives in Columbus near Lake Placid. They live in Bristol. I live in a house. The house is quite old and has two bedrooms. I ate in a Vietnamese restaurant. The restaurant was not very clean. a Presentation by Prof. Daniel Anburaj
  9. 9. Do’s and Don’t..Use an article with bodies of water, oceans and seas -Eg. I live on a small island in the Baltic Sea. a Presentation by Prof. Daniel Anburaj
  10. 10. Do’s and Don’t..• DO NOT use an article when you are speaking about things in general eg. I like Indian tea. Simon likes reading books about linguistics. a Presentation by Prof. Daniel Anburaj
  11. 11. Do’s and Don’t..• DO NOT use an article when you are speaking about meals, places, and transport eg. He has breakfast at home. I go to university. Merlin comes to work by taxi. a Presentation by Prof. Daniel Anburaj
  12. 12. a Presentation by Prof. Daniel Anburaj

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