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INDEFINITE ARTICLES aan housei-pod cell phoneApple deskOyster HospitalOctopus PenOrange MuseumUmbrella CDOmni A = use to refer to one thing.(singular) book oil Consonant sound Vowel sound
INDEFINITE NOUNS Examples of Indefinite nouns: Indefinite nouns are actual things (not symbols, but they are not specifically identified. There is a table in the room. I ate an apple. The girl was wearing a hat.
Write a - an. __ eraser __ color __ urgency __ orange __ work __ apricot __ number __ picture __ t shirt __ airplane __ restaurant __ umbrella __ desk __ bakery __ ugly guy __ cookies __ friend __ eye
DEFINITE ARTICLES /ðə//ði:/ housei-pod cell phoneApple deskOyster HospitalOctopus PenOrange MuseumUmbrella CDOmni the = use for singular and plural things the book the books Consonant sound Vowel sound
Use When we talk about a specific person, thing or place (something familiar) Peter asked the English teacher about the day of the exam. I went to see the film you recommended.
to refer to a particular (unique) thing: What is the longest river in the world? Note: We say: the sun, the moon, the sky, the sea, the weather, the climate, the atmosphere, the wind, the environment.
With the names of the oceans, seas, rivers, mountain ranges and group of islands: The plane crossed the Atlantic in less than four hours. I spent my summer holidays in the Bahamas. The Thames, the Andes, the Atlantic, the Sahara, the West Indies.
With the names of certain countries or groups of countries. the United States of America (the USA), the United Kingdom (the UK), the Dominican Republic. the Phillipines, the Congo. Note: We use the definite article in names with Republic, Kingdom, States, etc.
Don’t Use When we are talking about things or people in general: Ø Dolphins are very intelligent animals. Ø Football players earn a lot of money.