nouns are countable and some are uncountable.
are things we can count.
1 dog, 2 dogs, 3 dogs, ...
1 chair, 2 chairs, ... 107 chairs ...
are things we can't count.
water, music, information
use articles (a/an/the) with both countable and uncountable
nouns. We call a and an
indefinite articles and the
a definite article.
We use the indefinite article with singular
We often use
some with plural countable nouns
when we don't say the exact number.
the definite article when we are talking
about a specific thing.
The dog with the
long black hair.
The girl I met yesterday.
The house I lived in when I
/ an (some) GENERAL
I'd like to have a dog.
Homeless people don't have a house.
I love the dog next door.
house The house we are building
has 3 bedrooms.
dogs Some dogs are trained to
houses Some houses in Australia
dogs The dogs on TV are so well
houses The houses in my area are
in the missing words (a / an / the / some)
Please pass me
plate. (General - I don't mind which plate.) 2. Would you like
new car. (General) 3. Please pass me
book on the TV. (Specific - the book on the TV) 4. Would you like
last piece of cake? (Specific - there is only one piece
people are crazy! (General) 6.
cars use a lot of petrol. (General) 7.
people next door are vey friendly. (Specific - people next
dinner we had last night was delicious. (Specific - dinner
we had last night.)