- 1 Post By philo2009
the, a, or no articles
How nuances would be different if I say;
a. we devide patients by the doctor
b. We devide patients by doctors
I know "a" is corrent, but if I say b. and c, how would it change the meaning, or are they completely wrong?
a. I went there by taxi
b. I went there by a taxi
What is the diference betwen;
a. I am going to do it next week
b. I am going to do it the next week
appreciate your advise.
Re: the, a, or no articles
1. Not meaningful. Depending on your intended meaning, you will need either
Originally Posted by pocokk
We divide the patients according to the doctor.
(referring to a method of classification)
We divide the patients among the doctors.
(referring to a method of distribution).
2. b is not English: by-phrases denoting means of transport are invariable. You could, however, say
I went there in a taxi.
3. b is unidiomatic, verging on unacceptable: for nondeictic reference, 'next' normally changes to 'the following':
--> I am going to do it the following week.
(meaning 'the week after the week to which reference has been made').
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