GRAMMAR

ARTICLES GRAMMAR

ARTICLES GRAMMAR

THE (Definite article)

We use the definite article to speak about specific things:

  1. Singular g. Can you pass me the pen, please?  (the pen we were talking about)
  2. Plural g. I have got the apples that you asked for.

 

A/AN (Indefinite articles)

We use the indefinite articles to speak about non specific things:

  1. Singular g. I would like a sandwich please.         (any sandwich will be fine)

 

—- (Zero article)

We use the zero article to speak about general things:

  1. Singular (uncountable) g. People in this country are rude.
  2. Plural g. Cheetahs are the fastest land animal on the planet.

 

TIME – We DO NOT use ‘the’ when referring to times of the day, particular days, years, seasons or months:

dawn, dusk, daybreak, midday, 9.30pm, 5.45am, Monday, Wednesday, January, October, 1487, 2014

 

PLACES – We DO NOT use ´the´ when referring to certain places

College/university, school, hospital, town, church, class, court, bed, prison, home

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