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i am looking for answers for the following questions about the articles. I have done a lot of research about it and still remain confused.
the use of articles can be very confusing. Be patient and persistent, because there is no easy way to learn the correct use of articles.
in your sentence above, you don't need "the" because you are talking generally about english articles. But if you write '...about the articles below.', you would need "the" because then you would be talking about specific articles, the ones below.
i would deeply appreciate your response.
- my daughter is learning to play the violin at her school. Q: Why the violin
some people probably would omit that "the", but i think most native speakers would use "the". It certainly sounds better to me with "the".
-he won a 1901 nobel prize. Q: Why a 1901
firstly, it's "a", not 'the', because there wasn't only one nobel prize in 1901. If there were only one nobel prize in 1901, we would say 'he won the 1901 nobel prize.'
we would not just say 'he won 1901 nobel prize.'
- the sam rayburn building. Q: Why the. We do not use the before the name of buildings on campus e.g. Peet hall. But how about this building?.
it depends on the exact name. And when "building" is in the name, "the" is used. (maybe there are some exceptions, maybe not)
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