Barb_D and Nightmare85, thanks!
Can you indicate me a rule for omission of an article (for zero one).
I cannot find any, for example in "EXCEPTIONS TO USING THE DEFINITE ARTICLE"
while "4. THE DEFINITE ARTICLE" of "UNDERSTANDING THE ARTICLE AND OTHER WORD CLASSES" (pdf)tells that "THE" is used with genitives(Examples: "The girl’s friends, the butcher’s shop"
As far as I cannot hook to a rule or some mnemonics the examples are quite useless to me.
Or to overdiscuss it to death
I thought that the rules are that either "THE" :
Originally Posted by Nightmare85
- "2. when both the speaker and listener know what is being talked about, even if it has not been mentioned before";or "A" :
- when the test is one and only, there are no other tests;
- for "one of a number of the same" tests