4. Articles.pdf - A determiner A word which is used with a noun and which refers to something definite or indefinite How many articles Definite article

4. Articles.pdf - A determiner A word which is used with a...

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} A determiner } A word which is used with a noun, and which refers to something definite or indefinite } How many articles? Definite article Indefinite article Zero article
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} Used with singular countable nouns only } Used to talk about one of something which we assumed the listener/ reader doesn’t know which specific thing A car drove past.
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} Used with singular countable nouns plural countable nouns uncountable nouns A man is coming to fix the television . } Used to talk about a specific example of something which (we think) is known to both ourselves and the listener/ reader. The cars were parked illegally in the city center.
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} Used with uncountable and plural countable nouns } Used to talk about things generally, not an individual item or example Money doesn’t necessarily bring happiness .
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THE with nouns that are always singular } Something which is considered there is only one in existence the sun the moon the seaside the UN the government } Superlatives He’s the best accountant in town.
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Nouns with ZERO } Uncountable and plural countable nouns with a general sense (to refer to general ideas and categories) Cars and buses are a major source of pollution in cities . } Abstract uncountable nouns Laughter is good for you.
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  • Spring '18
  • Hoai Phung
  • Grammatical number, countable nouns, singular countable nouns, plural countable nouns

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