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    Article- a,an and the

    We use "The" for specific thing.

    Why don't we use "the" before a particular name? Like: May I speak to Sachin. We have not used "the" before Sachin.

    Also may I say that before every noun, there would be an "article" or "preposition" (if noun comes in between the sentences) ? Please clarify

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    Re: Article- a,an and the

    Quote Originally Posted by suniljain View Post
    We use "the" for specific things.

    Why don't we use "the" before a particular name proper noun, like: "May I speak to Sachin?" We have not used don't use "the" before "Sachin".

    Also, may I say that before every noun, there would should be an "article" or "preposition" (if a/the noun comes in between the sentences)? Please clarify.
    The simple answer is that we don't use an article with proper nouns.

    I like plays by William Shakespeare.
    Is that Bob?
    Where are Jane, John and Sam?
    My computer was made by Microsoft.

    I don't understand your second question. What do you mean by "if noun comes in between sentences"? The only thing that comes between two sentences is a closing punctuation mark (full stop, question mark or exclamation mark).
    Last edited by Rover_KE; 10-May-2015 at 12:36. Reason: Fixing typo.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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