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    a, an, the or -

    (1) ---- maps show (2) ---- main features of (3) ---- area, and (4) ---- ways that relate one area to another. In (5) ---- upper left corner of (6) ---- real map, there is always (7) ---- compass rose that shows you which way is (8) ---- north. Of course (9) ---- distances on (10) ---- map are much shorter than (11) ---- distances in (12) ---- real world, and (13) ---- scale in (14) ---- bottom left corner helps you to estimate (15) ---- real distance.

    my answers:
    1. -
    2. the
    3. an
    4. the
    5. the
    6. a
    7. a
    8. the
    9. the
    10. a
    11. the
    12. the
    13. the
    14. the
    15. the
    Are they correct? Thank you.
    Last edited by Trex; 22-Nov-2006 at 13:28.

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    Re: a, an, the or -

    Quote Originally Posted by Trex View Post
    (1) ---- maps show (2) ---- main features of (3) ---- area, and (4) ---- ways that relate one area to another. In (5) ---- upper left corner of (6) ---- real map, there is always (7) ---- compass rose that shows you which way is (8) ---- north. Of course (9) ---- distances on (10) ---- map are much shorter than (11) ---- distances in (12) ---- real world, and (13) ---- scale in (14) ---- bottom left corner helps you to estimate (15) ---- real distance.

    my answers:
    1. - OK
    2. the OK
    3. an OK
    4. the OK
    5. the OK
    6. a OK
    7. a OK
    8. the No, -
    9. the OK, but also -
    10. a OK
    11. the OK, but also -
    12. the OK
    13. the No, a
    14. the OK
    15. the OK
    Are they correct? Thank you.
    As above.

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    Re: a, an, the or -

    (1) ---- maps show (2) ---- main features of (3) ---- area, and (4) ---- ways that relate one area to another. In (5) ---- upper left corner of (6) ---- real map, there is always (7) ---- compass rose that shows you which way is (8) ---- north. Of course (9) ---- distances on (10) ---- map are much shorter than (11) ---- distances in (12) ---- real world, and (13) ---- scale in (14) ---- bottom left corner helps you to estimate (15) ---- real distance.

    8. the
    9. the
    11. the
    13. the

    hi Mike,

    1- Would you prefer to use "a" rather than "the" in 9 and 11?

    2- Is "the" completely wrong in 8?

    3- Why not "the" in 13? Doesn't "in the bottom left corner" describe the "scale", turning it into something definite? So isn't it definite?

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    Re: a, an, the or -

    Quote Originally Posted by Trex View Post
    (1) ---- maps show (2) ---- main features of (3) ---- area, and (4) ---- ways that relate one area to another. In (5) ---- upper left corner of (6) ---- real map, there is always (7) ---- compass rose that shows you which way is (8) ---- north. Of course (9) ---- distances on (10) ---- map are much shorter than (11) ---- distances in (12) ---- real world, and (13) ---- scale in (14) ---- bottom left corner helps you to estimate (15) ---- real distance.

    8. the
    9. the
    11. the
    13. the

    hi Mike,

    1- Would you prefer to use "a" rather than "the" in 9 and 11?

    2- Is "the" completely wrong in 8?

    3- Why not "the" in 13? Doesn't "in the bottom left corner" describe the "scale", turning it into something definite? So isn't it definite?
    1. No. For me, nothing is the best since we have not mentioned any particular distances yet. Niether "the" or "a" would be incorrect, but the use of "a" would require a change in other words.

    2. Yes. We only use "the" with directions when they refer to a region. In the Civil War, the North fought the South.

    3. You could use "the", but I prefer "a". It is difficult to determine that it is the only scale there.

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    Re: a, an, the or -

    Thank you Mike.

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    #6

    Re: a, an, the or -

    Quote Originally Posted by Trex View Post
    Thank you Mike.
    You're welcome.

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