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    when i write that "the student neglect doing the homework"
    is article the on this sentence necessary ?
    thankyou

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    Re: article

    Quote Originally Posted by hitinvo View Post
    when i write that "the student neglect doing the homework"
    is article the on this sentence necessary ?
    thankyou
    You'd generally use 'his' or 'her'.
    "The student neglected to do his homework."

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    Re: article

    Also:

    The students neglected to do the homework I told them to do.

    (That particular homework)



    Neither a teacher nor a native speaker

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    Re: article

    Quote Originally Posted by hitinvo View Post
    when i write that "the students neglect doing to do the homework"
    is article the on this sentence necessary ?
    thankyou
    "The students neglect to do homework." This means that they never do homework.
    "The students neglect to do the homework." This means that they are not doing a particular batch of homework.
    "The students neglected to do homework." This means that in the past they didn't do any homework. (Perhaps they are doing it now.)
    "The students neglected to do the homework." This means that they didn't do some particular assignments.

    Ordinarily I would rephrase the first sentence as, "The students are neglecting their homework."

    Of course, all this can be put in the singular, as well.


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    Re: article

    Quote Originally Posted by Raymott View Post
    You'd generally use 'his' or 'her'.
    "The student neglected to do his homework."
    why you change "the" to "his". could explain more about it
    i am not yet understand

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    Re: article

    Quote Originally Posted by hitinvo View Post
    Why do you change "the" to "his". Could you explain more about it?
    I don't understand yet.
    You'd generally use 'his' or 'her'.
    If you have a piece of homework, and it's for you to do, then it's your homework. This normally how we talk about homework.
    All of the above are correct too.

    You will learn which is appropriate with more practice and experience.

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