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    #1

    Question English articles resources

    Hi everyone,

    It's taken me some time to choose the best forum for this question, so I hope I have. =)

    Don't let the title mislead you. I am not looking for the usual "use "the" when you talk about something the listener knows" things. I am trying to make a webpage for my upper-intermediate students where they can get the theoretical stuff behind English articles. What I am looking for is resources to help me with it. More specifically, I am interested in things like how articles are used depending on the context and perspective (listener/speaker). Each of these can be answered very simply - or it can be answered in a mind-boggling way with a lot of attention to detail. The latter is what I am looking for to help me to sort out my understanding of it.

    Thanks in advance and sorry if this is not an appropriate first post)

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    Re: English articles resources

    Try searching for (or even better, making your own) English articles flowchart.

    Have a look this this for example:
    https://www.aje.com/assets/docs/Arti...chart-2015.png


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    Re: English articles resources

    Hi

    Thanks, but this is not what I need. I want some deep theoretical stuff on articles. Such charts are overly simplified and are not good for learners whose language has no articles (Japanese in my case). I find higher level students benefit a lot from the in-depth discussion of articles and their functions, but now I want to sort of summarize the things I have taught so far for them. I need the resources to check myself and, maybe, understand a few things better.

    Thanks

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    Re: English articles resources

    I am still a big fan of R.A. Close's A Teachers' Grammar and its holistic approach to teaching grammar. The chapter on articles is just 17 pages long but offers quite a few points to discuss.

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    Re: English articles resources

    http://scholar.google.com/ would be a good starting point for such articles- it is full of ESL stuff.

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