Results 1 to 2 of 2

Thread: the

  1. Unregistered Lina
    Guest
    #1

    Smile the

    Hello

    It is very difficult to use the article "the". Would you take a look at the following sentence?

    #1 Ten little children danced very well at the party.

    Is #1 grammatically OK? Should I put "the" like #2?
    Or are both OK but the meanings are different?

    #2 The ten little children danced very well at the party.

    Thank you.

  2. RonBee's Avatar
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • Other
      • Native Language:
      • American English
      • Home Country:
      • United States
      • Current Location:
      • United States

    • Join Date: Feb 2003
    • Posts: 16,570
    • Post Thanks / Like
    #2

    Re: the

    Both are OK, but the meanings are different. In the first one, there may have been other children at the party. (Perhaps they didn't dance so well.) In the second sentence, the writer (or speaker) is referring to ten specific children. There may have been other children at the party, but we are only talking about these children.



Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •