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Articles and Determiners

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Articles and Determiners
--- by Haoyu Zhou& Ziliang Dong

How to use articles
zero article
No article is used in phrase that contain a generic reference, reference to a general class of things. And articles are not used with plural and nouncountable nouns that are indefinite reference.
generic noun: But I want to figure out that students who want to get good grades will pay
attention
to their instructors no matter where they sit in the classroom.
indefinite plural noun: People have different perspectives about electronic
devices
.
The definite article is sometimes omitted before words for specific institutions, such as prison, school, and hospital.(e.g.I'm going to

school
. she is in
hospital
.)
And some articles in title of newspaper will be omitted.
determiners
Other determiners in English include
demonstratives
such as
this
and
that
,
possessives
such as
my
and the
boy's
, and
quantifiers
such as
all
,
many
and
three
.
Determiners Combination
A
definite determiner
can be followed by certain quantifiers.(the many problems, these three things, my very few faults).
The words
all
and
both
can be followed by a definite determiner(all the green apples, both the boys), a quantifier(all the many outstanding issues).
The word
such
can be followed by an indefinite article(such a child).
Goal
what is the Articles?
An article (abbreviated art) is a word (or prefix or suffix) that is used with a noun to indicate the type of reference being made by the noun. Articles are a special case of determiners in English
two different kinds of Articles
definite articles

The only definite article in English is
"the"
indefinite articles
an
;
a
( and sometimes
some
)

articles not use with proper noun.(e.g. James HongKong)
articles are not normally used in noun phrases that contain other determiners.(e.g. my book, this paper)
articles are not usually used with pronoun.(he,nobody)
articles not normally used preceding noun phrases consisting of a clause or infinitive phrase.(to surrender is to die)
example 01
However, Spelling argues that using social medias will lead students to lose chances to practice their speaking skills and lose confidence about themselves, which students may use in
their

interviews
.
However, Spelling argues that using social medias will lead students to lose chances to practice their speaking skills and lose confidence about themselves, which students may use in
interviews.
Example 2
source:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/English_articles; http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/English_determiners;http://emswriting.wordpress.com/2012/01/03/articles-determiners-and-quantifiers-32/

https://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/540/01/

If professors “stroll” to the back of the classroom can give some “well-timed” questions to students who may be distracted by some media, they can solve
problem
easily.
If professors “stroll” to the back of the classroom can give some “well-timed” questions to students who may be distracted by some media, they can solve
the

problem
easily.
It changed the transportation, the way people communicate, and the way people study.
Example 2
It changed
transportation
, the way people communicate, and the way people study.
Example 3
Richtel tells us an experiment of testing the ability that people can be aware of the changes in the position of the rectangles.
Example 3
Richtel tells us an experiment of testing the ability that people can be aware of
changes
in the position of
rectangles
.
The properties of your noun


Basically, an article is an adjective. Like adjectives, articles modify nouns.
Whether need a determinate
What articles
Indedinite or definite
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