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Unit 53: NOUNS WITHOUT THE OR A Sometimes we do not use the or a / an / some / any at the beginning of a noun phrase; we use nothing at all. 1 With names With most names of people, places and times (Unit 48). 2 Talking generally We all need water to live. NOT the water Life is hard. N O T the life Doctors cure sick people. NOT the doctors BUT The water in this bottle is dirty. (Unit 52) He has had a good life. (Unit 54) 3 Identifying With mass nouns: It’s coffee. and plural nouns; We are students. BUT with singular nouns: I am a student / It is a cup. 4 Talking about meals He has breakfast at six. NOT the breakfast Why don’t you stay for
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Unformatted text preview: lunch? NOT the lunch 5 Talking about illnesses I think I’ve got flu . NOT the flu 6 After prepositions When we are talking about: travelling We went by bus. NOT the bus some places He was in bed. NOT the bed They went to school early. NOT the school She’s in hospital with a broken leg. A l s o w i t h church, prison, university some times of day at night at midnight at sunrise B U T in the morning in the afternoon BUT use the if you are saying which. We went by the 7:45 bus. She’s in the hospital on Yonge Street. NOTICE: The, or a / any / some / any, or nothing? (Unit 54)...
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