Definite and Indefinite articles (B1-B2 LEVELS)

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articles "a"a, "an", "the"

Indefinite and Definite Articles There is no need to worry about whether a noun is masculine, feminine, or neuter in English. Normally, a noun is preceded by a definite article (THE) or an indefinite article (A, AN) as follows: DEFINITE ARTICLE INDEFINITE ARTICLE Note that definite articles refer to something specific, while indefinite articles refer to something non-specific. Use an … Read More

PASSIVE VOICE (B2 LEVEL)

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active and passive voice

  MAIN USES OF THE PASSIVE VOICE   a)   When the person doing the action (the agent) is not known, or when it is unnecessary to mention the agent. For example:                MY CAR’S BEEN STOLEN!            MILK IS OFTEN SOLD IN CARTONS. b)   To emphasisethe action or event rather than the agent. For example:    

Basic rules for when to use “A, An or The” (B1-B2 level)

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"a" , "an", "the" articles

#Indefinite article (the) #Where to use #Where not to usea = indefinite articlea = indefinite article (not a specific object, one of a number of the same objects) with consonants DO NOT use an article with countries, states, counties or provinces, lakes and mountains except when the country is a collection of states such as “The United States”.