Tag: articles

71 Why should we say "play the piano" instead of "play a piano"? 2015-08-10T05:42:30.723

63 "Wow, what a car!" - Is it okay if I say 'Wow, what the car!" 2014-07-07T09:05:02.867

44 “I had a flat in the centre of town, but I didn’t like living there, so …” 2019-03-06T20:27:48.997

43 "The Jesus who said" - why is there a definite article before the proper name "Jesus"? 2018-12-27T14:45:46.403

38 "An hour" or "a hour" 2013-01-24T20:15:16.993

38 Why do we not use the definite article in "Where can I find the room 401?" 2015-11-21T06:31:09.310

33 Indefinite Article: Why "a agreement" rather than "an agreement"? 2018-02-27T03:00:48.263

28 The summer training or (just) summer training 2014-02-13T18:05:55.330

28 “The,” “a” or no article: “See you in _____ court.” 2019-01-21T17:08:24.593

27 "An (obvious) problem" or "a (obvious) problem"? 2015-09-24T08:38:50.377

27 "You've earned the 'Nice Answer' badge" vs. "You've earned a 'Nice Answer' badge" 2016-05-14T12:08:13.203

26 When to say "I need money" as opposed to "I need the money"? 2016-12-30T08:55:08.880

26 I get “the” train and “a” bus 2020-07-10T04:04:09.630

25 a most talented writer - why not "the most talented writer"? 2014-11-18T15:37:09.493

25 "I don't have the time to cook" or "I don't have time to cook"? 2015-08-05T08:59:27.517

22 She does homework every day vs She does her homework every day vs She does the homework every day 2016-08-22T11:14:26.333

22 "I immediately got her with child"? 2017-10-08T18:26:51.547

21 The vs. a: Surprising use of the 2013-01-24T00:29:40.317

21 Articles: When do I use "a", "the", or "__"? 2013-01-24T09:12:58.743

21 Why do we use "an" in the phrase "an only child"? 2017-11-09T16:02:00.187

21 Is it correct to say "I have class"? 2018-08-14T17:40:30.623

20 "The victory, within four days, was just reward" - why not "was just a reward"? 2016-07-26T09:30:07.777

20 "She speaks an impeccable English" vs "She speaks impeccable English" 2016-08-15T13:22:43.587

19 The indefinite article with an amount modified by an adjective: "It cost a mere 20 dollars." 2018-07-31T08:06:06.310

19 “Since the train was delayed for more than an hour, passengers were given a full refund.” – Why is there no article before “passengers”? 2019-04-22T15:49:21.537

17 Why "the schoolboy" instead of "a schoolboy" in this sentence? 2013-09-06T19:07:04.113

17 Is there a missing definite article before caliph in 'the group's leader, XYZ, as (the) caliph'? 2014-06-30T02:44:12.273

17 What is the difference in meaning between "A majority of" and "The majority of"? 2014-11-01T04:43:26.583

17 Singular or plural when indicating something unique owned by many 2015-12-14T08:16:11.037

17 I got a stomach flu or I got the stomach flu or I got stomach flu? 2016-02-29T13:08:11.190

17 Why do we pronounce "the university" as "thuh university" rather than "thee university"? 2017-01-29T00:05:54.210

17 Why does "money" take "the" in "all the money in the world"? 2018-11-26T14:33:14.853

17 "The cow" OR "a cow" OR "cows" in this context 2019-04-25T14:52:21.230

17 "I am [the / an] owner of a bookstore"? 2019-06-27T15:11:58.227

16 "The USA" versus "USA" 2013-07-17T14:10:49.990

16 When can an article be omitted? 2014-09-12T12:16:27.970

16 Should I say "There are (a) very few animals there" with an article or not? 2016-03-08T05:02:33.107

16 "He gave the order to abandon ship." - why no article? 2018-01-13T16:02:01.967

16 Is it not correct to say "I have the brown eyes" instead of "I have brown eyes", and why? 2019-01-07T16:49:44.173

16 Why doesn't "adolescent" take any articles in "listen to adolescent agonising"? 2019-03-06T12:14:36.577

15 When does 'lack' need an article? 2014-02-08T13:21:52.090

15 Why do we say something is The same (using the article), but we say something is different (no article)? 2015-03-12T17:40:15.853

15 The use of an article before a possessive proper noun - The late Michael Jackson's old home 2015-06-08T04:55:43.590

15 Why is there the indefinite article in: “a Victorian 23 knots”? 2017-02-20T15:28:27.300

15 On a bus or on the bus? 2017-07-14T09:00:23.697

15 Why is there no article after "no" in "I have no car" 2020-05-24T10:39:18.257

14 Article Confusion Again! Why is there an 'a' instead of a 'the'? 2014-08-19T06:49:10.423

14 a brain region called the anterior cingulate cortex: why not "the" brain region? 2014-09-26T06:13:43.523

14 "I was reading posts there" vs. "I was reading the posts there" 2016-01-13T07:10:52.667

14 Why do you say, "see A doctor", but " go to The doctor"? 2016-03-16T08:10:36.377

14 A secretary with ____ good knowledge of English: "a" or no article? 2016-10-18T19:53:14.837

14 "half of pound" or "half of a pound" or "half pound" 2018-06-07T08:59:59.583

14 Why is there no definite article in "The first rule of fight club" before the last noun? 2018-07-04T11:23:56.677

14 “The,” or no article: “All _____ time.” 2019-02-07T12:39:33.587

14 Articles at the beginning of sentences in scientific writing 2019-10-14T15:07:20.057

13 “A first time” or “the first time” 2013-08-26T15:38:49.077

13 I am a male or I am male? Which one is correct? 2014-02-11T16:08:32.270

13 Usage of indefinite article and too 2014-04-28T11:37:31.147

13 Does the definite article provide optional clarification? 2014-12-25T13:11:07.567

13 "Only the masochist would choose to study Russian" or "Only a masochist would choose to study Russian"? (use of articles in generic noun phrases) 2015-12-14T08:08:58.280

13 The atom or an atom? 2020-05-17T09:05:22.647

12 Is it 'cold to touch' or 'cold to the touch'? 2013-04-02T13:59:21.157

12 How do I know when to use "the" versus "a" versus "∅" as an article on a noun? 2013-09-18T09:36:45.430

12 Does an uncountable noun take an article if it has an adjective before it? 2014-01-29T10:42:20.147

12 How do you read the number 1.5? 2015-02-17T04:13:31.853

12 what kind of an animal vs. what kind of animal 2015-04-04T10:12:13.290

12 Am I overusing "the" in this sentence? 2015-12-01T15:25:37.727

12 a sore throat vs a strep throat vs strep throat 2019-04-26T16:18:21.447

11 Why is "sensor fusion" without "the"? 2013-02-10T13:16:03.653

11 Why isn't there any article? 2013-05-10T09:34:49.373

11 A most interesting book – "a" instead of "the" 2014-05-22T18:00:16.680

11 Is there always a "the" before a superlative adjective? 2015-01-16T03:22:29.680

11 Mom and Dad as a phrase; Do we need articles in "I have (a) Mum and (a) Dad..."? 2015-12-18T18:09:17.320

11 Articles with food 2016-01-19T16:48:40.717

11 Using indefinite articles before adjectives: "Let's have a good breakfast" 2016-02-02T04:51:37.027

11 Why is there a definite article in the idiom "adding fuel to the fire"? 2016-10-11T16:59:40.183

11 Do I need to add "the" into this sentence? 2016-12-21T08:40:24.793

10 In which situations is it OK to omit articles in short sentences? 2014-06-12T08:36:21.017

10 Why "a user" instead of "an user"? 2014-06-26T13:35:53.797

10 22% of (the/all) Americans: using articles and determiners after percentages 2014-12-05T15:48:15.227

10 “I like the USA” or “I like USA”? 2015-05-18T07:37:10.300

10 Why is there no article "the" before "bed" in "in bed"? 2015-06-13T05:12:26.303

10 The indefinite article when we mention something for the first time 2015-12-29T14:20:43.033

10 Definite article in "Police were able to find out where the father lived from _THE_ information the child provided" 2016-01-10T14:27:37.153

10 I gave him a paper to read 2016-03-27T17:14:00.563

10 "imagine for the moment" vs. "Imagine for a moment" 2016-04-20T05:01:49.363

10 Why there is no article in 'I was out of town' 2016-07-04T09:52:37.310

10 Are there any circumstances when the article 'a' is used before the word 'answer'? 2016-10-22T18:51:35.547

10 based on MAC address -- why not "based on MAC addresses"? 2016-11-17T08:38:24.347

10 Why do we use the article "the" in "Thank you for the flowers" when flowers is plural? 2017-04-10T08:36:11.723

10 Why isn't there an article in "separated by empty space"? 2017-05-27T03:04:48.910

10 A doctor VS. the doctor ? 2017-12-24T10:17:57.460

9 Article after 'and' and 'or' 2014-02-06T18:45:46.667

9 Question about "the" before names 2014-05-12T15:28:18.007

9 The articles "a" and "the" in generic statements 2014-08-07T13:22:19.127

9 Using "the" instead of "a" for something that isn't a specific object 2015-04-09T13:56:00.320

9 "police said" - why not "the police said"? 2015-06-12T03:36:16.877

9 Why do we use "the" with non-specific noun? 2015-09-29T06:09:13.277

9 Why it is 'an' SEO but the abbrevation is 'a' Search Engine Optimizer? 2015-10-12T07:06:30.270