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Unit 29 articles 2
Place names and no article A
In general, no article is used for continents, countries, states, islands, mountains, lakes, cities, parks, streets, squares, palaces, castles, cathedrals, stations and airports.
Place names and the B
Note that all the following use the:
Special uses of the C
Special uses of 'no article' D
General and specific meanings E
When we use a plural noun or an uncountable noun on its own it has a general meaning when we put the in front it has a specific meaning. Cars are much safer these days. The cars we make are built to last.
Taxis in Singapore are abundant and reasonably priced, but hard to find during rush hours, when it rains and between 11 pm and midnight. The taxis from the airport to the central business district cost around $12. (asia-inc magazine website)
Exercise 1 (A, B, C, D)
Underline the correct words.
PRACTICE ARTICLES 2
1 We went to Pisa/the Pisa and saw Leaning Tower/the Leaning Tower.
2 Crete/The Crete is very beautiful at this time of year.
3 My son is in hospital/the hospital and can't go to school/the school.
4 You can go from Heathrow/the Heathrow by underground/the underground.
5 Helmut Kohl/The Helmut Kohl was Chancellor/the Chancellor who helped to reunite
6 We flew over Alps/the Alps and saw Mont Blanc/the Mont Blanc.
7 In near future/the near future videoconferences will replace many meetings.
8 I'm tired! Thank goodness it's time to go home/to home.
9 New York/The New York is in United States/the United States.
10 I usually have lunch/the lunch at about one.
11 I used to work for Deutsche Bank/the Deutsche Bank in City of London /the City of
London at start/the start of my career.
12 My son wants to go to university/the university after his exams.
13 Do you know Lake Windermere /the Lake Windermere? It's in Lake District/the Lake
District, in north-west/the north-west of England/the England.
14 I bought this suit from Bond Street/the Bond Street.
15 The Government should do more to help the poor/the poor people.
16 On our trip to UK/the UK we toured around south-east/the south-east and visited
Canterbury Cathedral/the Canterbury Cathedral.
17 They wouldn't pay, so we took them to court/the court.
18 John/The John is at work/the work at moment/the moment.
19 We travelled to Italy/the Italy by car/the car.
20 Danube/The Danube is the main river in Central Europe/the Central Europe.
Exercise 2 (E)
In each pair of sentences, fill in one space with the and the other space with a dash
(-) to show no article.
1 a) ..... profits are increasing across every division of the company.
b) ..... profits we made last year were up in comparison to the year before.
2 a) ..... information in your report will be very useful to us. b) ..... information about the Kazakh market is hard to find.
3 a) ..... visitors should sign their name in the book at reception. b) ..... visitors from Germany will be arriving at ten.
4 a) This magazine article gives ..... advice about which stocks to buy. b) Thank you for ..... advice you gave me last week.
5 a) ..... bonds I have are all long - term investments.
b) ..... bonds are a safe investment when interest rates are falling.
6 a) ..... French exports to the rest of Europe are up 4\% this year. b) ..... French are world leaders in the luxury goods market.
7 a) ..... management is an art, not a science.
b) ..... management are blaming the unions for the breakdown in negotiations.
Exercise 3 (B, C, D)
Complete the second sentence so it has a similar meaning to the first sentence.
1 Tracey is the team leader.
Tracey ..... of the team.
2 Your goods are on a ship at the moment.
At the moment your goods are ..... sea.
3 The meeting has ended.
This is ..... meeting.
4 Brighton is at the bottom of a map of England.
Brighton is ..... south of England.
5 Do you have the Internet at your house?
Do you have the Internet ..... home?
6 We walked to the station.
We went to ..... foot.
7 We employ 250 people at the moment.
We employ 250 people ..... present.
8 Daniel is still in his office.
Daniel is still ..... work.