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26 / 01 / 2005

NO ARTICLES: meaning and examples

Good morning. Today we are going to look at when NOT to use articles. Sometimes these NO ARTICLES are referred to as Zero Articles. When we DO NOT use articles? A) We don't use the indefinite articles (A-AN) before plural or uncountable nouns: -She's got brown eyes. (NOT ***She's got a brown eyes.***) -She's got short hair. (NOT ***She's got a short hair.***) B) We don't use the definite article (THE) to refer to people or things in general: -People don't understand me! (All people in general. We're not referring to specific people.) -Today students don't have the same level of education that they used to. (All students in general, not specific students.) Tomorrow we will review article use by looking at common translation errors that Spanish speakers make when they are speaking English. If you have any questions about what we've presented so far, please don't hesitate to contact me. Enjoy the rest of your day!