Articles Part 1

Articles for unique items

Explanation

  • We usually use the to describe three cases
    • Unique things : the world, the sun, the sea, the environment, the atmosphere, etc.
    • Geographical areas : the beach, the town, the country, etc.
    • Specific times : the past, the present, the future, the morning, etc.
  • By the way, there are some nouns which can used with zero article with the to say a concept in general.
    • Climate : Climate (The climate) is one of the many factors involved in changing farming methods.
    • Sun : The flowers grow best in sun (sunshine , the sun)
    • Land and sea : Between land and sea (the land and the sea)
  • One more irregular case (if we want to describe a particular instance)
    • eg) When i woke up, there was a bright blue sky.
    • eg) she dreamt of a future where she could spend more time painting.

Exercise

  1. What are your plans for (future / the future) ?
  2. I could see the plane high up in (sky / the sky).
  3. The waste was dumped in (the sea / a sea).
  4. Pollution of (atmosphere / the atmosphere) is becoming worse each day.

Answers

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