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The Noun Marker Matrix. The Noun Marker Matrix . The Noun Marker Matrix is a tool to help you learn how to use articles (a/an, the) and other noun markers (some, any, these, your, etc.) correctly.

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The Noun Marker Matrix

The Noun Marker Matrix is a tool to help you learn how to use articles (a/an, the) and other noun markers (some, any, these, your, etc.) correctly.

As you go through this workshop, remember that YOU are in charge of selecting the noun marker so your readers think of the noun the way you want them to. A noun may have several different noun markers that are OK to use, depending on what you want to say.

Are you ready? Great – let’s go!


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What are “noun markers”?

possessives

some

the zero marker Ø

this/that/these/those

Articles:

A, An

The


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What are some examples of noun markers?

Horoscope for Libra:

You will be going Ø places. An excited friend talks you into a trip; be sure it is not a wild goose chase. Be careful and have Ø fun! This could be your lucky day. Watch out for those people who are jealous of you; they could cause you some trouble. Enjoy the company of Ø friends this evening.


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What are count and non-count nouns?

Count nouns can be counted as individual items: I have three dogs. He ate several apples.

Non-count nouns cannot be counted individually: My dogs drink lots of water. Would you like some coffee?


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What is the difference between “specific” and “non-specific”?

“Specific” means that the writer (you) can name the item and the reader knows which one the writer means.

“Non-specific” means that the writer (you) and the reader do not know which one they’re talking about – and they probably don’t care.


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What are three specific cases for using “the”? “non-specific”?

  • The noun has a cultural context: shared knowledge

  • Did you see the sun come up today?

  • 2. The noun has a linguistic context: refers to a previous occurrence in the text

  • She said her cat was missing. We all helped look for the cat.

  • 3. The noun has a descriptive context: the writer describes the noun to the reader:

  • The house I grew up in was small.


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The Noun Marker Matrix “non-specific”?

SPECIFIC

NONCOUNT

COUNT

The, this, that,

possessives

Some, no,

Any, all

A/an

Ø = the zero marker

NON-SPECIFIC


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Specific and Count “non-specific”?

SPECIFIC

The dog behind the fence is mean.

the, this, that, possessives

Her dog is funny.

C

O

U

N

T

Those dogs we saw yesterday belong to Susan.


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Count and Nonspecific “non-specific”?

C

O

U

N

T

a, an

some, no

any, all

Marta wants a dog.

Ø =

The zero

marker

She already has several dogs.

Marta loves Ø dogs.

NON-SPECIFIC


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Specific and Noncount “non-specific”?

SPECIFIC

I’ll buy the coffee that’s on sale.

the, this, that, possessives

NONCOUNT

This coffee is cold.

Is your coffee hot enough?


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Noncount and Nonspecific “non-specific”?

NONCOUNT

Some, no, any, all

Yes, I’ll have some coffee.

We have no coffee in the house.

Ø = the zero marker

Would you like a little coffee?

Would you like Ø coffee or Ø tea?

NON-SPECIFIC


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What Did You Learn “non-specific”?

  • Click here to go to an assessment, where you can find out how well you’ve learned to use noun markers.


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