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    melon

    Hi,

    Letís have (a) melon for the sweet.
    Do I need an article, please?
    TIA

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    Re: melon

    Quote Originally Posted by Humble View Post
    Hi,

    Letís have (a) melon for the sweet.
    Do I need an article, please?
    TIA
    No. If you use "a", it will mean the entire melon. You could use "some" but it is OK alone.


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    Re: melon

    Thanks, Mike.

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    Re: melon

    Quote Originally Posted by Humble View Post
    Thanks, Mike.
    You're welcome. Articles are a nightmare, aren't they?


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    Re: melon

    They are indeed. And prepositions.

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    #6

    Re: melon

    If you're in a restaurant, you could say 'Let's have the melon' (= the melon on the menu).


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    Re: melon

    Thanks, tdol.

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    #8

    Re: melon

    Do you have articles in your language?


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    Re: melon

    No, but we have many more things that are much nastier - 6 cases, for instance; 3 genders etc etc...

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    #10

    Re: melon

    My German teacher once told us that in German there are sixteen ways of saying the.

    ~R

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