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    When should we use no article in a sentence?( By no article I eman zero article)

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    Default Re: Zero Article

    Go here: http://www.usingenglish.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=901

    There are several discussions about articles here. To find them, click on "Search Messages".

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    We use the zero article with nouns that are uncountable, especially when speaking in general terms.

    Examples:
    I drink coffee.
    People drink water to keep from getting thirsty.
    Winter is cold and snowy.
    Time waits for no man.
    Rain is wet.

    Visit the websites and read the other discussions on articles to learn more.

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    Rain is wet (general)
    The rain in Spain falls mainly on the plain. (specific rain)

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