Student or Learner
I´m lerning english. I´m in doubt with articles use. specifically in an exercise from my book "top notch 1a" page w44.
in a restaurant
customer: do you have a breakfast special?
waitress: yes, we do. we have an/the English breakfast special and a/the continental special on the menu.
costumer: what does the continental special come with?
whats the correct answer? "a" non specific? or "the" specific?
Thank you very much!
But I don´t understand why.
These are the uses I learn:
- "a" is for non specific.
- "the" specific or previously mentioned.
I´m sorry for the mistakes.
Last edited by bajarpro; 19-Oct-2011 at 18:26. Reason: They ask me
Your understanding of the rules concerning articles is fine in most cases.
Servers in cafés and restaurants, however, seem to have a knack for using a language of their own.
'That's three toasts and four bacons'. 'Who's having the prawn? Are you the crab cakes, sir?'
Last edited by Rover_KE; 19-Oct-2011 at 18:44.
Thank you for your answer. But the correct use is "the" because it´s specific?
Servers use "a" or "an" is not gramatically correct? but it is correct in the context?
I´m sorry if I bother.
Both are correct and, in this particular context, there is not really a difference.