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    Kindly advise on Articles

    Dear Sir,

    I am a learner/student.

    Kindly tell me whether the following sentences are correct. In case they are not, kindly suggest the corrections.

    (a) The birds live in nests
    (b) Birds live in nests
    (c) The birds live in the nest
    (d) Birds live on nest
    (e) Please book ticket for me and my wife
    (f) Please book ticket for my wife and myself

    Regards,

    Mittu

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    Re: Kindly advise on Articles

    (a) The birds live in nests
    (b) Birds live in nests
    (c) The birds live in the nest
    (d) Birds live on nest
    (e) Please book tickets for me and my wife
    (f) Please book ticket for my wife and myself


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    Re: Kindly advise on Articles

    I feel #1 is acceptable, as a statement. Some birds live in nests. Other birds live in holes. So in a text the author may be wanting to identify a specific group of birds as having nests rather than other roosting places.

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    Re: Kindly advise on Articles

    Quote Originally Posted by Anglika View Post
    I feel #1 is acceptable, as a statement. Some birds live in nests. Other birds live in holes. So in a text the author may be wanting to identify a specific group of birds as having nests rather than other roosting places.
    Yes, you are right of course, I failed to look at it in that way.

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