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    Question a, the or no article?

    Hi dear teachers!
    What articles are needed in the following sentences or there is no need for one?
    1. (While teaching some specific Islamic teachings about purity) What is the definition of a/
    the / x bath?

    2. Washing the entire body is known as
    a / the / x bath. But Islamic law has specified a particular way for the performance of a/ the / x bath.

    3. The method stipulated for
    a/ the / x bath is:

    4. How many items are obligatory in a/ the / x bath.

    5. Three things are obligatory in a/ the /x bath.

    6. What is the procedure of performing a/ the / x bath.

    Best regards!
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    Re: a, the or no article?

    1. (While teaching some specific Islamic teachings about purity) What is the definition of _ bath?
    2. Washing the entire body is known as _ bath. But Islamic law has specified a particular way for the performance of a bath.
    3. The method stipulated for a bath is:
    4. How many items are obligatory in a bath?
    5. Three things are obligatory in a bath.
    6. What is the procedure of performing a bath.



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    Re: a, the or no article?

    1. (While teaching some specific Islamic teachings about purity) What is the definition of 'bath'?

    2. Washing the entire body is known as 'taking a bath'. But Islamic law has specified a particular way for the performance of a bath/ablutions.

    3. The method stipulated for taking a bath is:

    4. How many items are obligatory in taking a bath.

    5. Three things are obligatory in taking a bath.

    6. What is the procedure for taking a bath/the performance of ablutions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by David L. View Post
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    6. What is the procedure for taking a bath/the performance of ablutions.
    A very slight semantic difference between the two I can see:

    procedure of something = procedure concerning something
    procedure for something = procedure of how to do something



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    Question Re: a, the or no article?

    Quote Originally Posted by David L. View Post
    1. (While teaching some specific Islamic teachings about purity) What is the definition of 'bath'?

    2. Washing the entire body is known as 'taking a bath'. But Islamic law has specified a particular way for the performance of a bath/ablutions.

    3. The method stipulated for taking a bath is:

    4. How many items are obligatory in taking a bath.

    5. Three things are obligatory in taking a bath.

    6. What is the procedure for taking a bath/the performance of ablutions.
    Is there any difference between "taking a bath" and "having a bath"? Maybe a little difference of formal and informal.
    Regards!
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    Re: a, the or no article?

    Quote Originally Posted by dawoodusmani View Post
    Is there any difference between "taking a bath" and "having a bath"? Maybe a little difference of formal and informal.
    Regards!
    Dawood
    There could be a difference, as below.

    For people giving themselves a bath, "taking" or "having" can be used.
    When someone is bathing a young child, I would say the child is "having" a bath. (the child is a passive participant)

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