You can get away with missing out the definite article in spoken English, but not in written English.I always have problems when it comes to using articles in English and find it even more difficult when I have to enumerate some things, places etc.
Which of the following sentences are correct (let's imagine I'm asking a hotel employee what facilities they have at their hotel):
- Do you have a swimming pool, a sauna, satellite television and a health spa? Yes.
('a' - before countable nouns; no article before 'satellite tv' because it's uncountable)
- Do you have a swimming pool, sauna, satellite tv and health spa? Yes.
- Do you have swimming pool, sauna, satellite tv and health spa? No. You must start with "a" if a singular countable item comes first in the list.
- Do you have satellite tv, a sauna, swimming pool, and a health spa?
I sometimes see descriptions of hotels, restaurants where there are no articles. Can I omit them just like I did in some of the sentences above? Yes; as above.
Thanks in advance for all the replies
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