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Indefinite article in English - "a" and "an"

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In this English lesson, you will learn how to use the indefinite article (a, an) Dans ce cours, vous allez apprendre l'article indéfini en anglais. “a”, “an” and “the” are articles. They are types of determiners and they modify nouns. “a” and “an” are indefinite articles. This means "not specific" so they refer to non-specific instances of a noun. The most common use is when it is the first time we refer to an instance of a noun. In this video lesson, I explain the grammar rules and all of the other situations of when to use indefinite articles. There are some grammar exercises at the end of the lesson. Private English lessons & speaking practice: http://goo.gl/gAWZ1V Other videos: Grammar lessons: http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL6BDo90oiwpS4_AM1c0s0ozpROeE2A9ff Countable and uncountable nouns: http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL6BDo90oiwpSifmU3OsnQuex9lhBxuuOU Listening exercises: http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL6BDo90oiwpRdmnAzmYwdc0Az0ZOG2XNA Vocabulary videos: http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL6BDo90oiwpTlYAYSitjwWn29BEdCBi9j Andrew, Crown Academy of English http://www.crownacademyenglish.com https://twitter.com/Crown_English http://www.youtube.com/user/CrownAcademyEnglish Photo credits: "Schoolboy Showing Pointing Up" Image courtesy of stockimages | FreeDigitalPhotos.net “Smiling Student Holding His Books” Image courtesy of imagerymajestic | FreeDigitalPhotos.net “Happy Businesswoman Isolated On White” Image courtesy of stockimages | FreeDigitalPhotos.net “Confident Young Army Man” by Image courtesy of stockimages | FreeDigitalPhotos.net “Young Man Brushing Teeth” Image courtesy of artur84 | FreeDigitalPhotos.net “Beautiful Woman Looking Surprised” Image courtesy of anankkml | FreeDigitalPhotos.net "Teenager Girl With Opened Notebook" Image courtesy of imagerymajestic | FreeDigitalPhotos.net "Business Women Pointing" Image courtesy of photostock | FreeDigitalPhotos.net
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Ahmed Alasow (1 year ago)
Crown Academy of English How can I fixed this academic
Ahmed Alasow (1 year ago)
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Daniel Alvarez (17 days ago)
I checked other videos about this class, but by far you are the best on YouTube! Congratulations Andrew!
Niaz Bibi (3 months ago)
Your teaching makes me sleep😕
Mingkeng Litin (4 months ago)
sir, will you kindly tell me the function 'the' is doing in the following sentences: 1. the early bird catches the worm. 2.the dewdrops glitter in the sunshine. thank you, sir.
Ousmane Camara (4 months ago)
Thank you very much. ..is idea countable or uncountable?
Shailesh Kumar (4 months ago)
why we don't use article before proper noun.. please reply thanks..
JAYESH CHAVDA (4 months ago)
Sir, please make a video on Indefenate article 'The'.
0272108035 0272108035 (5 months ago)
nic job thanks
miguel graziottin (5 months ago)
Dear Andrew, first of all, thanks so much for your precious lesson. I have an important doubt In this sentence: The museums are AN essential spreading centres of culture as well AN important spreading mechanisms of human history. Should I use the article AN? After your class,I think that because of the plurals nouns, mechanisms and centres, I shouldn't use. Thanks one more time!
Waitung Sung (5 months ago)
Questions: Why do we use "the names" in this sentence? Use "the" with the names of famous buildings, works of art, museums, or monuments. Why do we not use "the names" in the following one? Use "the" with names of geograhical areas, rivers, mountain ranges, groups of islands, canels, and oceans.
jeronimo obando (6 months ago)
what a dog (2:36) :)
cr 7 here (6 months ago)
Sir I can't getting last question plz elaborate again a terrible or an terrible ??🤔🤔🤔🤔🤔🤔
Cibele cena alvares F.S (6 months ago)
Tirhas Tirhas (6 months ago)
U teach well
Tirhas Tirhas (6 months ago)
I like u
Abdul Latif (6 months ago)
Very helpful.... Kindly make a video on definite article too
Raju Ghosh (7 months ago)
Dear sir you are very good teacher for me you are a very helpful parson
Fuad Hüseynov (7 months ago)
We can not use "a and an" before sport names , can't we???..example : I play a football or I play football? We like to play a hockey or We like to play hockey??? Which are them is true? Please answer me. Thanks a lot.
Fuad Hüseynov (7 months ago)
Crown Academy of English thank you for your answer
Crown Academy of English (7 months ago)
Hello. We say: "I play football." and "We like to play hockey." Andrew
Fuad Hüseynov (7 months ago)
Thank you very much for your lessons. You are the best teacher. But i do not find lesson about article " the". Can you help me
sayed mohammad (7 months ago)
thanks for your teaching MR Andrew
rima brahim (9 months ago)
Ash Watson (9 months ago)
Perfect ! Thanks a lot
Meenu Aggarwal (10 months ago)
What about u,like..I saw a unique car or I saw an unique car
Phuong Nam (10 months ago)
Thank you Andrew
sangita son (10 months ago)
What an amazing lesson! I would like to watch your lesson on 'definite article'
Siva Rao (10 months ago)
Sir, can we use. The. Before names of banks. Siva. India
Neha Singh (11 months ago)
Hello sir , I don't like an apple I don't like apples Both these above sentences make same sense ?? If not , then what is the meaning of first one
Sanjay Sharma (1 year ago)
I am making a coffee, sir, coffee is uncountable yet there is A before coffee why
kammy kay (10 months ago)
I am making a cup of coffee/ I am making a pot of coffee. Informal speaking people the cup or pot.
Roberto Paderi (1 year ago)
Very Good by so much I have the Speak English One World and so so Adwansid
Nuhat Nuhat (1 year ago)
it is very clear and he mentioned all details about a/an articles. thanks a lot
pearly y (1 year ago)
Your lessons are the best
Brenda Aurora López (1 year ago)
Is there a video on the definite article Andrew??? Thanks!
HAJARA HAROON (1 year ago)
Good thanks
Muhammad Awais Qarni (1 year ago)
at the beginning you said articles never modify an adjective but in later you said we will see word after the article. in example marks is driving an excellent car. excellent is an adjective please explain???
Hbash Hbash (1 year ago)
Thank you a lot teacher
anis zaman (1 year ago)
Why a is used before determiner like little, few, lot of, amount of?
Raju Ghosh (1 year ago)
don't enjoy it because I love it very much thank you sir god will help you
علي فرحان (1 year ago)
thank you my sir so so much the lesson was too fantastic
Saad Khattak (1 year ago)
thank you sir Andrew......it was very helpful videos...........
juliana alves (1 year ago)
Thanks for the lessons is excellent. I'm learning English and that channel is perfect teaches very well. I wish you much success.
Angel Chan (1 year ago)
It helped me a lot thank you but can u speak a little faster i think it's a bit too slow
sevgi beler (1 year ago)
I cant find definite article please help me 🙏
medhat nady (1 year ago)
In your openion is this sentence true or false Tradition means things from the past
Thuan Vu (1 year ago)
Hello Andrew!! I loved your English videos.  They are excellent in term of well explanation and a lot of examples.  I wish you with great health and luck!! By the way, in this video, I would like to learn how to read the phonetic alphabet (ˈziːroʊ/).  Would you please lead me to a correct path?  I googled but very tedious by reading through all the details. Greatly appreciated all your hard works!!
Zahir Asadi (1 year ago)
Thank you Mr. Andrew for your 👍 lesson, and it's very important for us to know the roles in English grammar
loubna ali (1 year ago)
what about : Yesterday, Mark watched __ action film. by the way the answer is "A".
loubna ali (1 year ago)
"Mark watched *an* action film." is correct "Mark watched *a* action film." is wrong. I explain why in the video. :)
Dr nesryn (1 year ago)
merci pour votre excellente explication
Dr nesryn (1 year ago)
avec plaisir Andrew
Excellent, I am glad that you like my lessons. Thanks for the comment. I upload new lessons every Monday morning. Best wishes, Andrew
Roshan Goonadekera (1 year ago)
can i say im going to the Hilton hotel
Yes, that is correct.
Kirti Solanki (1 year ago)
please guide me about article THE. REGARDS KIRTI
Ayoub dafrallah (2 years ago)
thank you
You're welcome. Thank you for the comment. Best wishes, Andrew
Vanódia Té (2 years ago)
thank you.
You're welcome. Thank you for the comment. Best wishes, Andrew
Joyce Bellante (2 years ago)
I love your lessons Andrew. Your examples and explanations are very useful and help me when I need to explain to my students. Thank you.
Jaafar (2 years ago)
engin (2 years ago)
Any difficult subject can be taught ,with a methodical  approach, which you do best.Thank you ,with  worm feelings .
Sunsook Lee (2 years ago)
Thank you for the lesson..I have a question. When I say I have a pen do I have to say a as /eɪ/ all the time? When natives say this it sounds like a light a to me...
Ranwinsu Nill (2 years ago)
Hello Sir, I've a question? Oxford learners online dictionary meaning for the word "Pulp" [singular, uncountable]a soft wet substance that is made especially by crushing something. Example sentences: Cook the fruit gently until it forms a pulp. Mash the beans to a pulp.His face had been beaten to a pulp (= very badly beaten). Reduce the berries to a pulp. Can somebody explain why there is an indefinite article before the word pulp and also what is the meaning of [singular, uncountable] noun in the example sentences Cook the fruit gently until it forms a pulp. [a pulp = a cup of pulp or a mass of pulp?] I mean 'a pulp' is a contraction for 'a mass of pulp'? Dictionary markings with [Singular, Uncountable], can we use a/an before the noun? Thanks for your videos, it is very useful. Thanks in advance. Ranjith P V
nasrin ghorbani (2 years ago)
Very good teaching, I am very difficult in English One of my dreams one day to speak good English thank you so much for tiching
ielts speaking (2 years ago)
u r good teacher
Romário Neto (2 years ago)
Thanks teacher for helping me!
Amita Sharma (2 years ago)
good one. I want to learn about the definite article ...where not to be use?
jenelyn marianito (2 years ago)
its very clear and well explained sir! ..great job!
+jenelyn marianito Thank you very much for your comment. I am very pleased that my lessons are helping you. Best wishes, Andrew
Aziz Faizi (2 years ago)
Thank you Andrew. I am always watching your video and it help me a lot with my english.
+Aziz Faizi Thank you very much for your comment. I am very pleased that my lessons are helping you. Best wishes, Andrew
Mari Maellaro (2 years ago)
Andrew, I'm from Brazil and I've been studying English yet. Your videos help me all the time and I've been learning a lot with you! Thank you so much!!!
김주원 (2 years ago)
I always thank you teacher I have a question 1) I go bathroom 2) I go to bathroom 3) I go to the bathroom Are these sentences all grammatically correct? If these are, Can you explain me an obvious distinction between these three?
Abude Sotlai (2 years ago)
thank you teacher Andrew you are my best teacher
Vasily Sarantsev (2 years ago)
Andrew, Thanks for the lesson! 1)If I get it right, an expression "What an honor" (I've heard that in an American TV show) will be incorrect, since the word 'honor' is uncountable.Does this rule stay strong in spoken English?Doesn't it sound weird for native speakers to say 'what honor'? Is it a general rule for both British and American English? 2)In the following sentence: 'Both of them entered college after finishing high school' there is no article before 'college'.Would you explain me why?I put an indefinite article 'a' and it turned out to be incorrect. Sorry for weighting you down with my questions, but your explanations are very definite and clear, so I hope you'll help!
Vasily Sarantsev (2 years ago)
+Crown Academy of English Thank you!
Yasser Al-abdeli (2 years ago)
Hello Andrew ..... How are you today ??? I hope you r well do you remember me .. hhhhh ,, I'm Yasser , from Iraq today I need your help in this question >> my question is about the definite article '' THE '' . Q\ what is the difference between these sentences ??? 1- Selma and Zainab watch the TV twice a week . ( with ''The '' ) and 2- Selma and Zainab watch TV twice a week . ( without '' The '' ) ______________________________________________________________ My friend told me \\ the first sentence is wrong ,,, we can't say (( the TV )) but I said \\\ No , I don't think so . I think we Can ... I think so because '' TV '' is shortcut form or abbreviated form to Television . and the second reason is , I talked about something is known . or specific object __________________________________ so >> what do you think . Am I right ? I m very confused ,,,,,,,,,,, please Help me . Andrew Peace
+Yasser Al-abdeli Hello again, and yes of course I remember you. I hope you are well. :) Your friend is right. This is the correct sentence: "Selma and Zainab watch TV twice a week." TV is one of the special cases. It's an expression and we don't need "the" before it in that situation. Best wishes Andrew
bilguun enkhee (3 years ago)
Andrew is an excellent teacher.
Andres Caceres Coronel (3 years ago)
What a fantastic video lesson, Andrew... ! Thanks a lot for posting... ! :-)
+Andres Caceres Coronel Thank you very much for your comment. I am very pleased that my lessons are helping you. Best wishes, Andrew
Partizan Dinic (3 years ago)
Hello teacher How are you. l must to improv sentences where use insted l was l have been for example l was in Germany and where is diffrenc l have been in Germany. Did you watch the game England against Estonia? We had played against Albania in Tirana and there we had win 2-0 l felt so happy and excited. But yesterday we lost Serbia 1 Portugal 2 and l wasn't so happy but our team improv and getting better of yes Lazar Marković is injured and he didn't play to us. This week l must to learn English a lot of course with your lesson. See you
+Partizan Dinic It's a shame that Serbia didn't qualify. There are some good Serbian players in the Premier League. They are very popular. :)  I am happy that England has qualified but I hope that the players aren't too confident because there are many other teams better than England!  I was also shocked that the Netherlands didn't qualify! Best wishes Andrew
Partizan Dinic (3 years ago)
+Crown Academy of English Congratulate!!! England finished qualifying with maximum points. Serbia don't go to France at Europen Championsip and l am so sad... But l will support England because of you and l like English football. Thanks teacher for your lesson of you l am very improve with you l getting better every day and l am very grateful to you. To night l study almost every night only with your lesson. When l come someday in Liverpool we must go to watch the Liverpool!
+Partizan Dinic Hi, yes I read the bad news about Serbia against Portugal. I knew that you would be disappointed. :( It's England's last game tomorrow against Lithuania. We have already qualified so I think the manager will select lots of young players. :) Andrew
Rajat Soni (3 years ago)
Namaste Sir, Here I've three questions for you. Please answer them to make me clear. 1. In this video you've used a sentence (after 16:00) "Andrew is an English teacher.". I think this sentence is wrong as because I've read in a book that "English teacher" is wrong, instead of this the correct usage is "teacher of English". Am I right? or you've used it correctly. Please explain. 2. As you have explained that for exclamations we use articles "a/an" for example "What a surprise!". Here I've a confusion. Before asking this I say sorry in advance as I'm using this sentence without any wrong intention. Very commonly we use an expression "What the fc#k!", here we use definite article "the". Is it correct or as per your explanation this sentence should be correct "What a fc#k!". Please clarify which one is correct? 3. At last I request you to make a wonderful lecture about the definite article "the". :-) Thanks in advance. :-) Warm Regards, Rajat Soni
Rajat Soni (3 years ago)
+Crown Academy of English Thanks for sharing this. :) I understood it now.
Rajat Soni (3 years ago)
+Crown Academy of English Thanks for sharing this. :) I understood it now.
+Rajat Soni No you are wrong. "English teacher" is perfectly correct. Do you think that I do not know how to write my job title in my own language?! "teacher of English" is not wrong but it is very formal and is hardly ever used. The only context it *might* be used is in a very formal written advert for a job. But if you ask a teacher who teaches English what their job is, they will reply "I'm an English teacher." If they teach Chemistry, they will reply "Chemisty teacher", if they teach French, they will reply "French teacher" They won't reply "teacher of Chemistry" or "teacher of French" Everybody watching this video knows that I teach English because this is an *English lesson.* on a YouTube channel specialised in teaching the English language. There is absolutely no risk of ambiguity. It is perfectly clear that "English" refers to the *subject* that I teach and *not* my nationality. Furthermore, it's completely irrelevant! The sentence "I am *an* English teacher" in this video is obviously chosen because it is an excellent example of when to use "an" instead of "a" - If I write "teacher of English", then the example doesn't work because we would write "I'm *a* teacher of English." The whole purpose is to give my students clear examples of the particular grammar rule that I am teaching in a particular lesson. This lesson has the objective of teaching when to use a / an. For "What the fc#k!" - No it is a totally different structure to the types of exclamation that I explain in this video. It is a separate expression "What the fc#k" is very bad English. I'm not going to spend time analysing grammar and explaining something that is bad English.
Partizan Dinic (3 years ago)
Hello teacher l must to improv ( have been) Has have had been) And so on please send me that lesson
Maha Edres (3 years ago)
but why the word advice isn't an countable noun!??
+Maha Edrees Hello and thanks for the comment and question. In English, we consider that "advice" is a singular entity. A single mass of something. This is different to many other languages and that is why it confuses students! It is also why I mention it in this lesson. :) Of course, we can create a countable sentence if we transform it using another word of measure: Mark gave me some advice. (correct - advice is uncountable) Mark gave me an advice. (wrong - advice is uncountable) Mark gave me two advices. (wrong - advice is uncountable) Mark gave me two *pieces* of advice (correct because *piece* is countable) - This is similar to "I drank two glasses of water." (this is correct because glass is countable.) I explain countable and uncountable nouns in detail here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YFUztCn_ldU&index=1&list=PL6BDo90oiwpSifmU3OsnQuex9lhBxuuOU I hope that helps. Best wishes, Andrew
Maha Edres (3 years ago)
Thank u very much...u r the best
Ms Ms (3 years ago)
Why we say a vowel sound and which of uses u mentioned can we put that?
+mojahed salah Hello and thanks for your comment. I am sorry but I do not understand your question. I explain all the vowel and consonant sounds in this IPA video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o8KppNXfx2k Best wishes, Andrew
Cris 92 (3 years ago)
Thank you Andrew for all these great lessons. May you do a grammar lesson about uses and differences between Present Perfect Continuous Tense and Past Perfect Continuous Tense ? Would it be possible? Thanks for everything
Mirna Hugo (3 years ago)
David is a director of microsoft . ( Microsoft had several directors . David is one of those directors . ) David is the person not Mark sorry Mr. Andrew to recorrect your sentence :)
+Mirna Hugo Ah yes thank you, that's a typing error. I'm sure people still understand the explanation but I will correct it in the annotations. :)
M H K tube (3 years ago)
?Sorry Sir, When we use the questions {Have you finished ? and ,Are you finished? and,Do you finished
interaction inter (3 years ago)
Thank you Andrew
+interaction inter It's a pleasure. :)
Ali Akdogan Denmark (3 years ago)
you are a wonderful man, I am learning much from of your videos. Tank you very much :)
Soprano Venezolana (3 years ago)
thank you because you speak slow, perfect pronunciaton and I can catch how to pronounce some word, do you underestand me?. Thank you Andrew...Carmencita.
+Soprano Venezolana Excellent, I am glad that you like my lessons. Thanks for the comment and yes, I understand you perfectly. :) Best wishes, Andrew
GirlFromChile (3 years ago)
I love your videos! It would be amazing if you could explain the Passive and Active Voice, in my english course we're a mess with that.
+GirlFromChile Thank you very much for your comment. I am very pleased that my lessons are helping you. Best wishes, Andrew
Ahmed abaza (3 years ago)
Hi everybody this is my Skype I'd : ahmed4eng. If someone wants to speak and learn English
Aziz Faizi (2 years ago)
I want if you can help me .
anu malik (3 years ago)
Thanks Andrew...keep sharing this sort of knowledgeable videos...
+anu malik Excellent, I am glad that you like my lessons. Thanks for the comment. Best wishes, Andrew
Goldy Korpal (3 years ago)
+Goldy Korpal You're welcome. Thank you for the comment. Best wishes, Andrew
Dear prof. Andrew, I should like to see your speaking about "The ‘Schwa". Would it be possible? Thank you, Prof. Andrea
Leksa Dinic (3 years ago)
Excellent lesson. When l makeing mistike in my speaking or writing. is native english speaker can understand what l whant to ask them. l improving every day with you but l must have more time because l stiil learning Thanks Mister Andrew. l know l made mistike but most important l improving each day
+Leksa Dinic That's the most important thing - to learn something new every day.
Will Huang (3 years ago)
What a wonderful lesson! Thank you Andrew.
+Wyatt Huang You're welcome. Thank you for the comment. Best wishes, Andrew
Leksa Dinic (3 years ago)
Right now l will to watch your new lesson. What do you think about Liverpool against Norwich may Liverpool to win. l will play that game and l expect Liverpool must to win. l don't putting l lot of money only littel but l have fun and if you can l would like answer before the game. and right now l have focus to watch several your videos. l improving a lots of English your lesson as always very useful Thanks teacher and sorry for too long comment Best wishes...
+Partizan Dinic Ok, no problem. :)
Partizan Dinic (3 years ago)
+Crown Academy of English Hello teacher l need to change my youtube addres but now l am here. Similar. insted Leksa Dinic now l use this name Partizan Dinic and l hope you now who l am.
+Leksa Dinic No, I watched it on TV. Next lesson will be soon, in a few days time. :) Andrew
Leksa Dinic (3 years ago)
+Crown Academy of English That really ok. And l respect your decison. did you go to watch the game at the stadium. when we can expect new lesson. that is very useful. Best wishes... Teacher
+Leksa Dinic Hi, sorry I don't want to advise you how to spend your own money. You must decide. :) It was a good performance today by Liverpool. We didn't win but we played better. :) Andrew
Autostima (3 years ago)
This lesson is very helpful for me! And I have one question. I want to know how to use 'which'. Where can I find it? (I'm so sorry my english is very poor...)
Fhgf Jgffy (3 years ago)
First thank you mester Andrew for your useful lessons.i have a request can you give us lesson about the article (the) in details
Jana Kremnická (3 years ago)
Thank you Andrew. Your explanations are really helping.
+Jana Kremnická Thank you very much for your comment. I am very pleased that my lessons are helping you. Best wishes, Andrew
7mod Musa (3 years ago)
(شكرا) Thanks
sebastian alegria (3 years ago)
My example is; Benedict Cumberbatch is an awesome actor for his character in the movie the imitation game, it's correctly this phrase??, cheers Andrew
sebastian alegria (3 years ago)
+Crown Academy of English what do you think of Laurence Olivier ??
+sebastian alegria Yes, she is very famous in the UK because she has had such a long career. She's probably most famous for Mary Poppins and The Sound of Music but I don't really like musicals (that type of film).
sebastian alegria (3 years ago)
+Crown Academy of English what do you think of Julie Andrews?
I know Cara Delevigne - She is very famous but I don't really know much about Rosamund Pike, apart from the James Bond film. :) Andrew
sebastian alegria (3 years ago)
+Crown Academy of English for me, l like in the actually Cara Delevigne, and also l consider how my favourite Rosamund Pike, do you know her?
Thank you Andrew
+Olga Angelica Cabrera Chalen It's a pleasure. Thank you for the comment. Best wishes, Andrew
Ibra Gotham (3 years ago)
one of the basic interesting grammar english thank you dear Andrew ibra from Algeria again :-)
+Ibra dz Hello and thanks for the comment and question. "idea" is a *countable* noun. We can say "I have an idea." and we can also say "I have 3 ideas." I have several lessons which explain countable and uncountable nouns and how to use them: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL6BDo90oiwpSifmU3OsnQuex9lhBxuuOU  Best wishes, Andrew
Ibra Gotham (3 years ago)
+Crown Academy of English hello again i have one question I thought that a noun idea, was uncountable noun because we can not count idea ?? Please could you put more lessons of CONTIBLE AND UNCOUTIBLE NOUN for more detail ans exceptions thank you dear Andew
+Ibra dz Hi Ibra, nice to see you again. Thanks for your comment. I am happy that you like my English lessons. Best wishes, Andrew
PAMELA GODVELAZ (3 years ago)
Hi Andrew, thank you for the lesson, i love your lessons and i think that is important the correct use of "the", "a" and "an".
+PAMELA GODVELAZ Hi Pamela, thanks again for your support! Andrew
Mo Moo (3 years ago)
Andrew what specific mean ?
cr 7 here (4 months ago)
Simply we can use the to those words which we have mentioned earlier Am I right ?
Autostima (3 years ago)
+Crown Academy of English Wow! You are very kind! And I understand more obviously with your explain. I'm so happy learning english because of you. Thanks again!
+jyt80 I see. In that example, ""your favourite car is __ car number 7", yes we could add "the" but it is optional in fact. In fact, the best way to say it is "My favourite car is *the* 7th car." but I didn't want to complicate the definition of "specific." :)
Autostima (3 years ago)
+Crown Academy of English Oh! Thank you very much! But you don't understand my question. This is completely my fault. My question is why there is no the article in thins sentence: "your favourite car is __ car number 7". Anyway, I understand at all. Thanks again!
+jyt80 To add to my reply: Of course, the conversation with the salesman would use both "a" and "the": Customer: I am interested in buying *a* car. Salesman: Which car do you like? Customer: I like number 7. Salesman: Car number 7? Well *the* car is 5 years old......" Customer: "How old is *the* car?" etc.... Andrew
Great !! thank you prof. A
+Andrea Giraldo You're welcome. Thank you for the comment. Best wishes, Andrew
Mahsa Mahani (3 years ago)
Thanks Andrew , It is grate.
Mahsa Mahani (3 years ago)
+Crown Academy of English Thank you Andrew .
+Mahsa Mahani You're welcome. Thank you for the comment. Small correction for you: *great* Best wishes, Andrew

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