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    We usually have dinner at eight




    He joined a union when he started work. (Why not the article "the"?)

    Christmas Day falls on
    a Sunday this year. ( Why don't you use "the". It is a particular Sunday on Christmas Day.)

    Thank you for all your help.

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    Last edited by Anna2004; 19-Oct-2013 at 05:09. Reason: I cut my message to half of what it was before.

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    #2

    re: We usually have dinner at eight

    Please start giving your threads different titles. You can't name them all "Articles."
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    #3

    re: We usually have dinner at eight

    But my post is about articles. That's why I named it that way. I just want to understand reasons behind choosing the right one.
    Last edited by Anna2004; 16-Oct-2013 at 06:13.

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    re: We usually have dinner at eight

    Try to open your English textbook and read about articles. If you don't have any English book, try to find some information in Google. I really don't think that our teachers will correct every your sentence and explain you. Because the most of your sentences have a rule.

    And Bard_D (She is a moderator) asked your change your title of threads, because they cannot have a same title (Articles). I suppose she knows what she asks.
    Please, correct all my mistakes. I should know English perfectly and if you show me my mistakes I will achieve my dream a little bit faster. A lot of thanks.

    Not a teacher nor a native speaker.

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    #5

    re: We usually have dinner at eight

    Quote Originally Posted by Anna2004 View Post
    Which articles do I use in the following sentences?

    Mount Everest in in the Himalayas. (Why "the"?)

    We spent a lot of time swimming in the sea on holiday. (Why?)

    My mother is allergic to cigarette smoke. (Why no article before "cigarette"?)

    He never listens to classical music. (No article?) Why not?

    My flat is on the second floor. (Why do you need the. "Second" discribes the noun.)

    We usually have dinner at eight. (No article?) Why not?

    I'm against capital punishment. (No article?) Why?

    An
    underground is a very convenient way of getting around London. (An?)

    I don't go to the theatre very often. (the?)

    I don't belive in the death penalty for any crime. (the?)

    The Andes
    are in South America. (Why the? In the second sentence from the top you have no "the" in front of Mount Everest.)

    There is a major problem with crime nowdays. (
    Why no article before the word crime?)

    They go to church every week. (No article?)

    The party was so loud that she asked them to turn the music down. (Is it correct?)

    We start work at a quarter to nine. (Why no article before the word work?)

    The only sport I enjoy is rugby. (No article? Why?)

    Come in--the water's lovely and warm (I thought you don't need any article with the word water.)

    He joined a union when he started work. (Why not the article "the"?)

    What time would you like breakfast? (No article? Why?)

    Christmas Day falls on
    the Sunday this year. ( Why do you need the article "the" before Sunday?

    Thank you for all your help.

    Anna
    You are asking for a textbook. Try limiting you inquiry.

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    #6

    re: We usually have dinner at eight

    "Try to open your English textbook and read about articles. If you don't have any English book, try to find some information in Google. I really don't think that our teachers will correct every your your every sentence and explain to you. Because the most of your sentences have a rule.

    And Bard_D (she is a moderator) asked your to change your title of threads, because they cannot have athe same title (Articles). I suppose she knows what she asks."


    Let others correct the rest.
    Last edited by Anna2004; 19-Oct-2013 at 05:06.

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    #7

    re: We usually have dinner at eight

    Okay, I cut my message and made it shorter. Can you explain of what is left of it?

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    #8

    Re: We usually have dinner at eight

    Anna, I have edited (changed) all your thread titles so that they are different from each other. The first two when you were simply querying the use of articles still have titles with the word "articles" in. However, the others now have a title which reflects at least one of the sentences you gave as an example.

    The forum guidelines state that your thread titles should include some or all of the words contained in the sentences being queried. It is important that we (and you) can tell the difference between your threads without having to open them to look at the contents.

    Please make a note of that when you think of a title for your next thread.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #9

    Re: We usually have dinner at eight

    Quote Originally Posted by Boris Tatarenko View Post
    Try to open your English textbook and read about articles.
    Boris, please read this extract from the forum's Posting Guidelines:

    You are welcome to answer questions posted in the Ask a Teacher forum as long as your suggestions, help, and advice reflect a good understanding of the English language. If you are not a teacher, you will need to state that clearly at the top of your post.

    Thank you.

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