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Professeur : Suzie Suriam FICHE I Use of Articles A/The 1. We use the to refer to nouns that have already been mentioned or when it is obvious what particular thing is being referred to. I bought a car last month. I thought it was a good deal, but the car is already causing me trouble. She told me about a boy she works with.

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Publié le 10 septembre 2009
Nombre de lectures 33
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Professeur : Suzie Suriam
FICHE I Use of Articles A/The1.We usetheto refer to nouns that have already been mentioned or when it is obvious what particular thing is being referred to. I boughtacar last month. I thought it was a good deal, butthecar is already causing me trouble. She told me aboutaboy she works with.Theboy is not very friendly.
Thereforetherefers to people or things that are definite, specific or unique:
2.Thenot used before a noun when the noun refers to something general and unspecific is and is uncountable or plural.
Time is money. Love is rare and precious. Boys will be boys. She works in real estate. Supermarkets are everywhere!
3.We usetheto refer to organizations such as
The police The army The fire brigade The civil service
4.We usetheto refer to unique institutions
The World Bank The United Nations The White House The Stock Exchange The Kremlin Abbreviation that have to be pronounced as single letters takethe(e.g. the BBC, the CIA, the SPCA). If the abbreviation can be said as a wordtheis omitted(NATO, etc.)
5.Countries and Nationalities.Theis used to refer to people belonging to nation
TheFrench TheGermans TheIsraeli ThePoles TheSpaniards
6.Plural names of countries, geographical areas or island groups
The British Isles TheCaribbeanTheNetherlands TheFar East ThePacific
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