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    nima_persian is offline Newbie
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    the?

    Could you possibly give me simple answer and some examples?and when can we add article (the) before adjective?

    Sentence: we had good weather for our picnic yesterday.



    (could you please tell me if I can add article(the) before good?why not?could you please elaborate your explanations I mean I

    am learning English.best regards.)

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    Re: the?

    No. We have weather. We don't have "a" weather or "the" weather.

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    Re: the?

    You can say The weather was good yesterday.

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    Re: the?

    We generally say "the weather" in a statement or question when no adjective is being used for the weather. As soon as we add an adjective before the word "weather" we lose the article.

    What was the weather like?
    The weather was wonderful.
    We had wonderful weather.

    What will the weather be like next week?
    The weather will be terrible.
    Next week, we will see terrible weather.

    There are a few occasions where you will see "def article + adj + weather", for example:

    The awful weather we saw last winter won't be repeated this winter.
    Last edited by emsr2d2; 27-Jan-2013 at 09:39.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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