"A, An, The" definite and indefinite articles in English.

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"A, An, The" definite and indefinite articles in English.

Message  WISSAL BELGAOUT le Ven 9 Déc - 14:46

Read the
following description


I am from winchester ,
Hampshire. Winchester is a city in the United Kingdom. I live in a town called Taunton which is on the River Tone. I live in a house in a quiet street in the
countryside. The street is called "Hudson Street" and the house is old
- more than 100 years old! I am an English lecturer at a college near the centre
of the town. I like books, music and taking photographs. I usually have lunch at
college. I usually go home by car. We have all kinds of food in England. I like
Polish food very much. Sometimes, I go to a Polish restaurant in Bath.
The restaurant is called "Magda's". Polish food is delicious!.


a = indefinite article (not a specific object, one of a number of the same
objects) with consonants

Eric has a dog.
Gregory works in a factory.


an = indefinite article (not a specific object, one of a number of the
same objects) with vowels (a,e,i,o,u)

Can I have an apple?
Donata is an English teacher.



the = definite article (a specific object that both the person speaking
and the listener know).

The car over there is fast.
The teacher is very good, isn't he?


The first time you speak of something use "a or an", the next
time you repeat that object use "the".

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.


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".
My uncle lives in Cumbria near Lake Windermere. They live in Bristol.


Use an article with bodies of water, oceans and seas -
I live on a small island in the Baltic Sea.

DO NOT use an article when you are speaking about things in general
I like Indian tea.
Simon likes reading books about linguistics.



DO NOT use an article when you are speaking about meals, places, and
transport .

He has breakfast at home.
I go to university.
Magda comes to work by taxi.


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Re: "A, An, The" definite and indefinite articles in English.

Message  issamelbejjaj le Ven 9 Déc - 16:08

thanks for your help

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