Articles. Xingxuan Qiao. What are these movies?. Lord of the Rings. A River Runs Through it. The King’s Speech. Pirates of the Caribbean. Once Upon a Time in America. The Pursuit of Happiness. Outline. Indefinite Articles Definite Articles Count and Non-count Nouns
Lord of the Rings
A River Runs Through it
The King’s Speech
Pirates of the Caribbean
Once Upon a Time in America
The Pursuit of Happiness
i.e. Can I have an apple?
My daughter really wants a dog for Christmas.
i.e. He is a teacher.
She is an Irishman.
i.e. a bird, a computer, a pen
a usual suspect, a yellow book
i.e. an elephant, an apple, an unusual event
i.e. The dog that bit me ran away.
I was happy to see the policeman who saved me.
I saw the elephant at the zoo.
i.e. One book, two books
i.e. Air, gravity, respect, research (in the U.S.)
Do NOT use the before:
*the Netherlands, the Philippines, the United States
*a group of lakes like the Great Lakes
*ranges of mountains like the Rockies
*island chains like the Aleutians, the Hebrides
*unless you are referring to the people: "The Spanish are known for their warm hospitality.")
i.e. I like Russian tea.
She likes reading books.
i.e. He has breakfast at home.
He comes to work by taxi.