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    Please help me with "artcicle" problems

    Please check which of the following expressions are article-relatedly correct:
    1. You have a heart of gold./You have the heart of gold.
    2.You have a great sense of humor./You have great sense of humor.
    3.You have a nice family./You have nice family.
    4.I have a bad (blood) circulation./I have bad (blood) circulation.
    5.Do you have a space for my bike?/Do you have space for my bike?
    6.I still have a jet lag./I still have jet jag.
    7.I have a heartburn./I have heartburn.

    Happy New Year and Thank you.
    Last edited by bouji; 01-Jan-2010 at 06:01.

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    Exclamation Re: Please help me with "artcicle" problems

    Quote Originally Posted by bouji View Post
    Please check which of the following expressions are article-relatedly correct:
    1. You have a heart of gold./You have the heart of gold.
    2.You have a great sense of humor./You have great sense of humor.
    3.You have a nice family./You have nice family.
    4.I have a bad (blood) circulation.I have bad (blood) circulation.Ok
    5.Do you have a space for my bike?Ok ('some' instead of 'a' is better/Do you have space for my bike?
    6.I still have a jet lag.Ok/I still have jet jag.
    7.I have a heartburn./I have heartburn.Ok Using 'some' before heart born is good.

    Happy New Year and Thank you.
    One of the most common mistakes that occur with articles is using “a” or “an” with plural or uncountable nouns (a students-countable plural and an humor- uncountable). In case plural countabe you should use many or dehinite article 'the' if it is something specific. Now let us first indentify the countable and uncountabe in the example sentences.
    Heart (C)Sense (C&U), circulation(U), space (C&U) , Jet Jag (C), heartburn(U)
    In the example there is noun which can be consifered specific.So you will find the things easy now.
    Last edited by sarat_106; 01-Jan-2010 at 08:12.

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    Re: Please help me with "artcicle" problems

    Quote Originally Posted by bouji View Post
    Please check which of the following expressions are article-relatedly correct:
    1. You have a heart of gold. You have the heart of gold.
    2.You have a great sense of humor. You have great sense of humor.
    3.You have a nice family. You have nice family.
    4.I have a bad (blood) circulation./I have bad circulation.
    5.Do you have a space for my bike? Do you have space for my bike?
    6.I still have a jet lag./I still have jet jag.
    7.I have a heartburn./I have heartburn.

    Happy New Year and Thank you.
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