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    some question about article

    Hello
    'I have class til 10 pm today'
    vs 'I have a/one class til 10 pm today'

    which is correct?I think the second is correct,but the first sounds better can you please explain?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anh Vu View Post
    Hello
    'I have class til 10 pm today'
    vs 'I have a/one class til 10 pm today'

    which is correct?I think the second is correct,but the first sounds better can you please explain?
    I have classes (= lessons) till 10 pm today. You'll be staying at school until 10 pm, until the last class finishes at 10.

    I have a class (= a lesson) till 10 pm today. One of your classes tonight will last till 10 pm, presumably your very last class that day.

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    Re: some question about article

    thanks you so much for your quick reply engee30
    I want to ask a different question and this has nothing to do with articles :)

    'the books they sell in the bookstore have more pages than the books you are using [does/have]'
    similarly 'the book I have cost more than the book you have [does]
    is a verb necessary here?
    Last edited by Anh Vu; 20-Feb-2009 at 22:53.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anh Vu View Post
    thanks you so much for your quick reply engee30
    I want to ask a different question and this has nothing to do with articles :)

    'the books they sell in the bookstore have more pages than the books you are using [does/have]'

    is a verb necessary here?
    I can't seem to understand your question. Which verb are you talking about?
    The sentence, as it is, is fine. I'd change the verb using into reading, though.
    The books they sell in the bookstore have more pages than the books you are reading.

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    Re: some question about article

    Quote Originally Posted by Anh Vu View Post
    thanks you so much for your quick reply engee30
    I want to ask a different question and this has nothing to do with articles :)

    'the books they sell in the bookstore have more pages than the books you are using [does/have]'

    is a verb necessary here?
    No, not necessary, but if you use anything it should be 'do' or 'have'. Why?

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    Re: some question about article

    the verbs in bold I mean

    thank you so much

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