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  ESL 102R Week Four Part Two: Articles ARTICLES: A (AN), 0, THE A summary: Article Type of Noun a, (an) Singular, countable (Classifies a general noun) 0 Uncountable OR Plural (Classifies a general noun) the Singular or plural Countable or uncountable (Identifies a specific noun)   Some other tips for common nouns (not capitalized)   1) Use  the  after an  of  phrase showing quantity (whether the noun is countable or uncountable)   ex. All of  the  people   2) Use  0  with gerunds and gerund phrases which are uncountable   ex. Playing games is my favourite activity.  
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3) Use  the  with a ranking adjective   ex. the best soccer player, the next trend, the only person   4) Use  the  when the noun is obviously identifiable and unique   ex. the sun, the moon   5) Use  the  when the noun is followed by a modification that makes the noun specific.   ex. I read the article written by David Suzuki.  
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