Tag: definite-article

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

55 What is the correct pronunciation of "the"? 2017-03-23T10:24:13.487

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

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

29 Uses of the definite article (the) in generic noun phrases 2014-05-03T09:39:47.860

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

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

24 Which one is correct, "in the USA" or "in USA"? 2013-12-19T08:03:36.640

22 Is "The life is beautiful" incorrect or just very non-idiomatic? 2019-08-22T09:43:28.677

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

21 "the wife" instead of "my wife", are there any other contexts where a possessive pronoun gets replaced by a definite article? 2013-02-11T11:05:45.117

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 Why is the definite article used in "I live in the city"? 2017-01-20T21:00:57.843

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

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

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

15 Using THE before some countries 2014-05-31T18:01:50.823

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

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

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 (The) Putin's ratings shot up. Is the definite article allowed here? 2016-05-02T10:06:23.543

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 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 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 Using “the” with names of functions, variables, constants in computer literature 2015-05-20T16:42:04.507

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

12 (The?) Lions in the zoo are very aggressive 2017-03-29T09:09:58.263

12 Curious use of the definite article with body parts in dictionary definitions 2017-08-08T20:34:03.433

12 "The" vs "that" 2017-10-03T10:26:41.110

11 Is the "the ... the ..." construction governed by some grammatical rule? 2013-01-31T20:46:55.230

11 What is the difference between "an answer" and "the answer"? 2013-03-12T12:17:08.587

11 psychologist John Hayes (THE, zero article before false titles) 2013-08-23T10:52:27.800

11 Use of the definite article in "America the Beautiful" 2013-11-07T16:03:10.463

11 If we remove 'the' in "Gone with the Wind" 2014-04-03T16:06:51.223

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

11 What is this case of using "the" in front of a noun? 2018-08-24T06:43:43.137

11 Why has Marx's "Das Kapital" been translated to "Capital" in English and not "The Capital" 2019-09-06T09:20:29.667

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

10 Omission of definite article in Indian English 2015-05-27T13:19:12.237

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

10 “in US English” vs "in the US English" 2017-09-07T00:58:58.380

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

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

9 We seldom had the ____________ to get out for an evening in town 2016-03-22T18:22:50.750

9 "In English literature" or "In the English literature"? 2016-05-14T05:26:58.947

9 "... is called Minkowski space" or "is called the Minkowski space" and WHY? 2016-07-01T13:06:56.437

9 Is it correct to use zero article in this sentence? 2016-09-22T19:21:12.587

9 Cases of using an article before the gerund 2017-02-05T07:47:24.177

9 Why some countable nouns treated as uncountable? 2018-05-17T04:33:32.327

9 the flu VS a flu 2018-06-18T06:57:34.803

9 "We're stuck between floors two and three". Is the definite article implied? 2020-02-28T16:33:31.950

8 Do you have a / the time? 2013-07-12T05:39:22.777

8 "The opposite of" vs. "opposite to" 2013-09-11T16:07:26.553

8 Question about articles: Why is "before the train came" correct? 2014-03-24T13:12:17.533

8 Use of articles before seasons 2014-04-29T19:14:22.840

8 The use of the definite article in "The two men appeared out of nowhere" 2015-01-01T06:10:22.057

8 "it is best" vs. "it is the best" 2016-01-02T11:25:26.183

8 "On the Oscar night" or "on Oscar night"? 2016-04-22T12:59:10.217

8 The meaning of "out of question" vs "out of the question"? 2016-06-29T00:37:23.503

8 An "a" article doesn't become a "the" despite the fact it was already mentioned 2016-07-16T16:21:45.690

8 One of only five 2016-08-31T09:19:09.403

8 What's the difference between "in winter" and "in the winter"? 2017-04-04T20:41:34.857

8 "cure for the COVID-19" vs. "cure for COVID-19" 2020-04-29T14:10:52.293

7 Use of 'the' before of-phrases 2013-05-13T13:33:17.873

7 "love most" versus "love the most" 2013-06-03T10:39:04.297

7 Definite article before name of languages 2013-07-02T03:18:38.487

7 The confusion between "The" or "A" article 2014-10-03T17:43:40.707

7 He travels (the) fastest who travels alone 2014-12-14T08:52:35.547

7 Beauty and THE Beast 2016-04-18T15:13:13.543

7 "Money" or "the Money" 2017-01-06T16:19:53.660

7 Extra "the" in "In the evening, my mother and I cooked the dinner" 2017-01-09T05:07:44.490

7 Why don't we use "the" before "third gear"? 2017-02-23T20:44:40.987

7 When should one use articles with adjective+proper noun? 2017-04-01T16:50:54.960

7 “Good for the eye” or "good for the eyes" or "good for eyes"? 2018-02-17T23:13:21.803

7 Why is 'the' added before Wasp but not before Antman? 2018-07-06T12:53:18.163

6 "Start a day" versus "start the day" 2013-03-07T08:28:20.910

6 usage of THE with the plural subject (or noun) 2013-10-14T10:13:44.057

6 “in the morning” vs. “in morning” 2014-11-10T16:58:53.707

6 the dinner vs. dinner (grammar question) 2014-12-05T09:44:27.617

6 With or without 'the' in "in (the) present participle form"? 2015-01-02T07:28:11.310

6 OSCARS nominated movies -Based on the true story OR Based on a true story? 2015-01-08T05:44:43.927

6 "in the light of" vs "in light of" 2015-01-09T15:35:14.023

6 “the top levels of government” -- why not "of THE government"? 2015-03-08T12:20:42.187

6 on television vs. on the television 2015-03-31T20:38:15.763

6 Should one put the definite article before a date? 2015-05-24T13:09:45.343

6 Why so many –ing nouns (present participles) do not take the definite article “the”? 2015-07-07T08:18:18.700

6 Using the definite article with comparatives and superlatives, for example "the sooner the better" 2016-12-16T14:53:43.207

6 Use of "the" and cardinals 2017-06-14T09:42:37.060

6 You were born in (the) winter: is the article necessary? 2017-12-26T11:38:40.823

6 The definite article in phrases with "from"? 2018-04-29T13:59:27.740

6 The totem pole can be grouped into 2019-02-19T14:30:19.587

6 English article "A" vs "The" 2019-08-15T12:35:49.900