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    Default mom beats me.

    Hi teachers,

    Mom beats me. Is it correct or do I have to add an article?


    Many thanks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Naeem Afzal View Post
    Hi teachers,

    Mom beats me. Is it correct or do I have to add an article?


    Many thanks.
    It's correct.

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    Default Re: mom beats me.

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    It's correct.
    Sad but true.
    Please be aware that I'm neither a native English speaker nor a teacher.

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    Default Re: mom beats me.

    Where would you have added an article?
    Remember - correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing make posts much easier to read.

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    Before "mom" as "the/my".
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    Default Re: mom beats me.

    ***Not a teacher or a native-speaker***

    Quote Originally Posted by Naeem Afzal View Post
    Before "mom" as "the/my".
    As long as you refer to your own parents you don't use the article, you just say Mom or Dad (use capital letters).

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    Default Re: mom beats me.

    However, there is nothing wrong with "My mum/mom/mother beats me". Grammatically, I mean, not morally!
    Remember - correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing make posts much easier to read.

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    Default Re: mom beats me.

    Quote Originally Posted by Naeem Afzal View Post
    Before "mom" as "the/my".
    Note that 'my' is not an article. It's a determiner or possessive adjective.

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