Friday, 6 May 2011

Determiners: Articles

Hi everyone!

Are you familiar with Articles?
Here I provide you with brief explanation about Articles.
If you feel unclear about this, do not hesitate to place a question. 
I am more than happy to help :)

The good news is there are only three articles in English which are :

Used if the first letter of the next word starts with a consonant (not a vowel a, e, i, o, u)
  • “Please bring me a pen.”

Used if the first letter of the next word starts with a vowel (a, e, i, o, u)
  • “Look, that is an apple on the table.”

A, An
Used before nouns that introduced something or someone for the first time or to refer to something that is not specific.
  • "I saw an elephant this morning."

  • "I ate a banana for lunch."

A, An
Used before adjectives, or to say it belongs to a particular group.
  • “You have a nice house.”

  • “What an expensive car!”

A, An
Used to talk about someone’s profession
  • “My wife is an optician.”

  • “She works as a doctor.”

Used when talking about something specific, or if there is only one.
  • “Can you turn on the television?”

  • “How many people have walked on the moon?”

Used to talk about rivers, seas, oceans, and buildings
  • The Nile
  • The White House
  • The Atlantic Ocean

Used when you have already mentioned the thing you are talking about.
  • “She’s got two children; a girl and a boy. The girl is eight and the boy is six.”

Please make full use of this note, students.
I have to fight Grammar-zilla now! 
If you are using bad grammar, I am afraid Grammar-zilla will come to you next. Be careful!

Till then,
Super Grammar.

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