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    Winwin2011 is offline Senior Member
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    leave out "article"/"my"

    I'm going to clean the kitchen and the bathroom tomorrow.

    [the kitchen=my kitchen, the bathroom room=my bathroom]

    I wonder if it is correct to leave out "the" in bold, i.e. "I'm going to clean the kitchen and bathroom tomorrow."


    I'm going to clean my kitchen and my bathroom tomorrow.

    I wonder if it is correct to leave out "my" in bold, i.e. "I'm going to clean my kitchen and bathroom tomorrow."


    The house has a kitchen and a bathroom.

    I wonder if it is correct to leave out "a' in bold, i.e. "The house has a kitchen and bathroom."


    Thanks.
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    Re: leave out "article"/"my"

    Yes to all questions.

    Rover

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    Re: leave out "article"/"my"

    [QUOTE=Rover_KE;973973]Yes to all questions.
    Thanks, Rover. Do you mean "The house has a kitchen and a bathroom." and "The house has a kitchen and bathroom." are both correct? My child's English teacher deemed "The house has a kitchen and bathroom." is wrong. The teacher inserted "a" before "bathroom" in my child's composition. Is the teacher wrong? [Please note that when I press the "Return" key on my keyboard, I cannot jump to another lines.]

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    Re: leave out "article"/"my"

    [QUOTE=Winwin2011;973987]
    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    Yes to all questions.
    Thanks, Rover. Do you mean "The house has a kitchen and a bathroom." and "The house has a kitchen and bathroom." are both correct? My child's English teacher deemed "The house has a kitchen and bathroom." is wrong. The teacher inserted "a" before "bathroom" in my child's composition. Is the teacher wrong? [Please note that when I press the "Return" key on my keyboard, I cannot jump to another lines.]
    Yes, the teacher is mistaken.

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    Re: leave out "article"/"my"

    Dear teachers, Is "The house has a kitchen, bathroom, living room and bedroom." correct? [Please note that when I press the "Return" key on my keyboard, I cannot jump to another lines.There's no problem, when I replied in other forums.] Thanks.

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    Re: leave out "article"/"my"

    Quote Originally Posted by Winwin2011 View Post
    Dear teachers, Is "The house has a kitchen, bathroom, living room and bedroom." correct?
    Yes.

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    Re: leave out "article"/"my"

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    Yes.
    Thanks,bhai. I'm very sorry that I've forgotten to ask this question: When we are talking about "The house has a kitchen, bathroom, living room and bedroom" and "The house has a kitchen, a bathroom, a living room and a bedroom" , which of them is more common used by native speakers? [Please note that when I press the "Return" key on my keyboard, I cannot jump to another lines.There's no problem, when I replied in other forums.] Thanks.

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    Re: leave out "article"/"my"

    Quote Originally Posted by Winwin2011 View Post
    Thanks,bhai. I'm very sorry that I've forgotten to ask this question: When we are talking about "The house has a kitchen, bathroom, living room and bedroom" and "The house has a kitchen, a bathroom, a living room and a bedroom" , which of them is more common used by native speakers? [Please note that when I press the "Return" key on my keyboard, I cannot jump to another lines.There's no problem, when I replied in other forums.] Thanks.
    "The house has a kitchen, bathroom, living room and bedroom." I think this is probably more common, but the other one is used and is perfectly correct.

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