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    definite article used in front of verbs

    When using the definite article "the" is it used in front of a verbs as well as nouns .

    At the beginning of a sentence.


    the beginning(correct or incorrect)


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    Re: definite article used in front of verbs

    Quote Originally Posted by hansolo View Post
    When using the definite article "the" is it used in front of a verbs as well as nouns .

    At the beginning of a sentence.


    the beginning(correct or incorrect)


    thankyou
    "The beginning" is correct but "beginning" is not a verb here it's a gerund, a noun derived from a verb.

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    Re: definite article used in front of verbs

    Thanks for your reply. I didnt mean that particular sentence, but i think it can be a good example of my mistakes.

    __________________________________________________ _____________
    1.In the rules of english grammar does the Indefinite article precede a noun?

    or

    2.In the rules of english grammar does the Indefinite article precede a verb?


    3.In the rules of english grammar does the Indefinite article precede a noun and a verb?
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    Sorry my mistake. I hope this explains my qeustion better.

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    Re: definite article used in front of verbs

    Articles, definite or indefinite, precede nouns not verbs. You will see things like 'a must', but must is a noun not a verb in the phrase. Also, there can be words between an article and a noun like adjectives- a cold drink, the old man, etc.

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    Re: definite article used in front of verbs

    Thanks for the reply.

    I should probaly write "thank you for replying.


    I realy do appreciate your help.

    Indefinite article goes before a noun. Sometimes when a noun and adjective are neighbours.

    the black cat
    a black cat

    cheers

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