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    She is pregnant with second child.

    I would like to know about this sentence " she is pregnant with second child in instagram snap" why the definite article is not used with the word second when it should be used according to the rule.

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    Re: Article.

    Quote Originally Posted by arjitsharma View Post
    I would like to know about this sentence " she is pregnant with second child in instagram snap" why the definite article is not used with the word second when it should be used according to the rule.
    Welcome arjitsharma. The sentence you would like to know about should read "She is pregnant with her second child" and in "this" or "the" Instagram snap.
    Last edited by probus; 19-Jun-2017 at 03:37.

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    Re: Article.

    Is this sentence wrong " Helel skelton reveals she is pregnant with cute family instagram snap". I saw it on the celebrity news. If the sentence is correct, I would like to know why the definite is omitted in the sentence when the article should be used according to the rule. I asked this question before but I didn't specify it.

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    Re: Article.

    Please note that I have changed your thread title.

    Extract from the Posting Guidelines:

    'Thread titles should include all or part of the word/phrase being discussed.'

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    Re: Article.

    Quote Originally Posted by arjitsharma View Post
    I would like to know about this sentence: "She is pregnant with second child in Instagram snap". Why ​is the definite article is not used with the word "second" when it should be used according to the rule?
    Quote Originally Posted by arjitsharma View Post
    Is this sentence wrong? "Helen Skelton reveals she is pregnant with cute family Instagram snap". I saw it on the celebrity news. If the sentence is correct, I would like to know why the definite article is omitted in the sentence when the article should be used according to the rule. I asked this question before but I didn't specify it. (I don't know what you mean by the underlined part.)
    Note my comment and corrections above. Don't put a space after opening quotation marks.

    Which "rule" are you referring to? Where do you want to put the definite article in your second example?
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Article.

    Quote Originally Posted by arjitsharma View Post
    Is this sentence wrong "Helen Skelton reveals she is pregnant with cute family Instagram snap". I saw it on the celebrity news.
    Articles are normally omitted from headlines, which are written in a special compact style.
    I am not a teacher.

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    Re: Article.

    Even if it wasn't a headline, there is no place in the Helen Skelton example for the definite article.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Article.

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    Even if it wasn't a headline, there is no place in the Helen Skelton example for the definite article.
    I suspect arjitsharma meant to say indefinite article.

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