The United States?
The U.K.? Unsure of when to use a definite or an indefinite article? Watch this lesson and stop making these common mistakes in English! For many non-native speakers of English who don’t have articles in their own language, it can be really difficult to use articles correctly. Even for speakers of languages that have articles, it is difficult to get your use of articles right 100% of the time. This is because there are many exceptions and irregular grammar rules. In this lesson, I’ll teach you what these exceptions are, so you can be sure to remove these common mistakes from your English. Even if you are an advanced speaker of English, I’m sure you will discover one or two rules that you didn’t know about.
I am the first. thank you very useful
THIS IS VERY HELPFUL :D
How lucky you are!!! It is not that easy to be the first one, believe me.
A comment I would like to share about the use of Articles in English:
In my opinion, the problem is not the rules of articles, but the influence of our first language on the foreign/second language.
For instance,there is a strong tendency -for us, Spanish speakers- to use the definite article (the) when speaking/writing in the foreign language.
On the other hand, when talking about professions/occupations, we avoid using the indefinite article (a/n)because in Spanish is not necessary.
Thanks a lot for sharing this interesting lesson with us Jade.
Have a great weekend!!!
You make a very good point. People who don’t have articles in their language find them very hard to remember.
a chi lo dici ,same problem here .. buddy. but i don’t understand its THE GOD or just GOD.
God without THE.In the movie The Good Shepherd, an role has said lines like ” People say God, they don’t say the God. They say CIA without the, either.” These wasn’t the exactly lines, that’s just the meaning.
even correct only 6, but make me wanna learn more…n more…
thank you :)
i wish good luck for you
hope to chat a practise our englsih together
same old same…^_^
i got 6 same like you
Thank you Jade, useful lesson. I will add that in my tools box.
thanks a lot for helping me . I am a new one
The lesson was great :)
Im completely in love for your english :D
Thanks for the lesson (:
The lesson was great
Lovely lesson, 5/10 , thank you Jade.
Hi Jade, I love your classes.
I just want to point out America is a continent, not a country.
When people say only “America”, they are usually talking about the United States, which is a country.
When they want to be more specific they say “North America”, and this is a continent.
When English speakers say ‘America’ by itself, it is being used as a short form for ‘the United States of America’. When they want to talk about the continents, they will say North America or Central America or South America. In *some* non-English speaking countries, ‘America’ by itself may refer to the continent, but if you say this in English, everyone will think you are talking about the USA.
Well, I agree it is used as such by MOST speakers, however, incorrectly. We have to admit that referring to the USA as “America” irritates most Latin American and a few Canadian citizens :) Just for the hell of it, check out the blazing discussion e.g. at http://www.usaisnotamerica.com :)
I agree with you, David. Nice page, btw. The problem is not the term per se but the fact that a lot of people do believe that America is another name for the USA. Once I was studying German and I wrote the sentence “Ich komme aus Amerika.” (I am from America) and a very good friend of mime from the USA – a very intelligent guy btw – pointed out that I am not from America. I couldn’t agree more! Brazil should be somewhere between France and Germany, right in in the middle of Western Europe, I’ve just never noticed it before!
hi david, the word “America” is a short way to say United States of america, but in Latin America or the south american countries, and Central america, and maybe in SPain, the word AMERICA means the whole continent, from Canada to Argentina. like to say Europe, Africa, Asia, So on!
America or Las Americas (The Americas) is divided in North America ( Canda. U.S.A and Part of Mexico) Central America ( from mexico to Panama) and South America (from Colombia to Argentina). In spanish the word American means a person from any country in America, like Colombia Peru, Mexico so on. for example One person from the U.S.A is called Estadounidense” but not Americano (American)..
check out this link
THAT IS CORRECT, I BELIEVE THAT THIS IS A BIG MISTAKE THAT PEOPLE IN THE U.S SHOULD REVISE BECAUSE AMERICA IS THE WHOLE CONTIENT, I MEAN NORTH-CENTRAL AND SOUHT AMERICA, NOT A COUNTRY.
GREETINGS FROM VENEZUELA – SOUTH AMERICA
Hi, Alonzo! I remember studied the Monroe Doctrine at school “America for the Americans” and the teacher always pointed out it was more like: “America for the Northern Americans” (of course, Canada and Mexico were not included).
Yeah, this is an age-old political debate, not a language issue. I have a BA in Latin American Studies and most of the scholarly texts and studies I’ve ever read refer to the USA as “America” – it’s not incorrect. Whether or not it should be correct is completely unrelated to this lesson.
Furthermore, I lived in Latin America for several years and Latin Americans even refer to the USA as “America” in everyday conversation (unless of course your talking to a Che Guevarra-revolutionary). Technically, it’s also incorrect to refer to Native Americans as “Indians”, but it’s still in the English dictionary as referring to “peoples of America”. Besides, Amerigo Vespucci was Italian, “America” probably isn’t the most “politically correct” term to use at all, no matter who you are referring to.
And by the way, in the English-speaking world, North and South America are two separate continents, just as Europe and Asia are two separate continents.
Learning a foreign language is more than just learning the language.
Oops! I meant: Thank you audrysilva for pointing that out. And this is how a video about the “the” can quickly turn into a political discussion! :D
Its meaning depends on what you are referring to, I think.
I’d say it is a country. North America and South American are continents.
Hi Jade, I am lost what are you referring to?
USA is a country. America is a continent that can be divided into South, North and Central America.
If someone in Europe says I am going to America, people from America assume the person can be going to anywhere from Alaska to Patagonia.
Just check a geography book or an atlas. Or like David suggested above:
An atlas or geography book will not show you real usage of language. In English-speaking countries,
'America'is short for
'United States of America'. People from this country are called
'Americans'. People from South America are NOT called
'Americans'. People from Canada or Mexico are NOT called
'Americans'. If these people said that they were from
'America', English speakers would understand that they mean the USA, NOT the larger continent of North/Central/South America. In your language and culture, this might be different. But it doesn’t matter. In English-speaking countries such as Canada, AMERICA, the UK, and Australia, this is what people will understand. If you want to be misunderstood, you can use your definition from the atlas.
There is nothing wrong in using the term America to refer to the USA. What is wrong is the belief that America is the actual name of the country. The name of the country is United States of America, America for short. America is a continent.
I’m from the UK and I still recognise ‘America’ as being a continent not a country. Sure, people will widely use the term ‘America’ in reference to the USA, but it doesn’t change the fact that America is a continent and maybe if more people stated this fact then less people would make the mistake.
This is not a question about atlas. It is about power.
When the puritans arrived at the pieces we have left, they were terrified.
An face to face with Spaniards would be the end.
I think that English have everything in common with ‘Americans’, except, of course, language. Oscar Wilde says so, and he even was English.
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Of course you’d say that. You are cousin of them. A WASP.
You must be really silly. You’d better wake up.
America is a continent. North-America, South-America, etc. are not continents at all, only names invented by the ‘Pilgrims’ ( puritans ).
Do we have in Europe two continents: East and West Europe?
Do we have only a continent: Eurasia?
Don’t answer. These questions are rhetoric.
I love this discussion (kind of non-debatable subject)… I disagree with everybody’s point but mine: America is a continent! This here looks like fanatism. Please, don’t waste time trying to convert Americans to Unitedstatians. It’s time to add “America being a continent or not” to the list of “things we don’t talk about” such us religion, soccer (specially in Brazil <3), politics, so on… If someone you don't know come to you saying that saw your mother kissing an unknown man's lips very closely, I bet you wouldn't like to talk about it. That's pretty much it.
I meant… fanatiCISM
It’s disrespectful to opine within other’s culture. Let’s hug and kiss each other, or just give a handshake. How does it sound? Isn’t it better than go to no where in a discussion? Think about all that stuff. :-)
are you English teacher ?
Please, feel free to contact me! ;)
8/10 => Yeah! Maybe I should listen her lesson for few time to get the best score :3
You don’t tell…
Hi starlight95, I have just noticed…my above comment was not meant to you. I clicked on the wrong place.
Thanks,Jade. I got 9.
Thank you my teacher :>
I got 9 correct out of 10. Thank you for your lesson, Jade :)
I got 9 correct. Thank you!
But, I don’t understand very well about “a” and “the”. For the following example, which answer is correct?
“After college, Joshua directed a/the film about friends living in northern California.”
I thought “the” is correct because it tells the specific thing by the sentence of “about friends….” However, someone says “a” is correct because there may be not only one.
Could you give me a hand?
Let me answer that one for you :).
The article depends on the context, that is, whether you have mentioned the film once (in the previous sentence, in a previous talk, etc.) when talking about it or not:
“After college, Joshua directed a film about friends living in Northern California, whose title is/was XYZ. / Its title is XYZ.”. – Here you are specifying which film it is only now, in the “whose” clause.
“After college, Joshua directed the film (that) we talked about yesterday. It is about friends living in Northern California.” – Everyone knows which film it is already, as you talked about it yesterday. The “(that)” clause here is a defining clause characterizing the film, requiring no comma, that is, it specifies that you are talking about something specific and unique.
You are being so nice :)
Cool, I got it! Thank you very much!
Thanks got 90%.
thanks from Kazakhstan!!!
Thank you for the lesson, Jade. I got one mistake “on the street”. I hope it is correct this way for example:
“We can not walk on the road, but we can walk on street”
I didn’t more then%
I didn’t understand more then 70%
ammm I got 7
i think i need more explain
Many thanks teacher
I got 9 out of 10!
Thank you very much Jade, I got 7/10
We really like this lesson and it is very helpful for us :)
thanks you are a very good teacher.
thanks for the lesson jade!!! it’s very useful.
Hi Jade , Thank your for this lesson , this is the first lesson I watched it in Engvid and the first quiz I did it , I get 80 points , I will do my best next time =)
I got 9 , good start . Thank you
I got 90 :-) Thank you :-)
I love ur British accent…can u give a lesson about British accent.. i am obsessed with it..!
Hello jade mam ,I didn’t understand the 2nd and the 7th ,pls reply me.
I got 9/10 :) Thanks Jade!
how to pronounce foreign people’s name in american accents?
I understand your lesson, but I only got 40% . I confused with questions.
I’ll try to see it again.
Thanks a lot.
Jade, thank you very much for a very helpful lesson!
I have one question though.
What is the difference between:
“When I went to London I saw the River Thames.” and “We are going to Oxford Street later for shopping.”?
Both are proper nouns, both are exact, specific places. Why we use “the” article only in the first sentence?
Exactly! I don’t understand this difference too:(
There is a rule – usually you have to use article THE with names of rivers and you must not use article THE with names of streets. Sorry for interruption!
We use ‘the’ with rivers. It’s one of the rules.
Thank you, Jade!!
the rule is ‘dont think twice’
Good lesson, thanks!
i think u are teacher too ?
Hi Jade, I also like the lesson!
And hi Fellis, I also love violet…
10/10 I feel more and more confident with my English capacities.
thanks a lot for your lesson. It’s helpful.
Hi, many thanks for this lesson, see you later
I got 8.Thanks
great, very helpful. thanks
i got 8 out of 10, not bad
hai mom please rectify the doubt i have about the definite article.
in general , we say about animals and machines about its nature for example,
please teach me the rule regarding the definite article used in the case of countable nouns.the following sentences are given below. from these, which one is correct as well as most suitable .
The tiger is a ferocious animal
A tiger is a ferocious animal
Tigers are ferocious animals, i just want to know whether all of them consist of the same meaning? if so, can we use ‘the’ with countable nouns as general instead of using a tiger and tigers. most of the cases, the is used for specifying something but sometimes it is used as
a general sense, clear me the doubts as soon as possible.
there is another example given below.
The unit is a measurement, why is the definite article used like this?
The tiger is a ferocious animal (the tiger we can see near us)
A tiger is a ferocious animal (talking in general)
Tigers are ferocious animals (preferred form for talking in general)
Great observation… Thanks!
thanks maybe i can see twice time to really understand the every tip
it’s much easy lesson…..
jade’s lesson is very tough to understand!
Great lesson! Thank you Jade :)
Thank you very much for your lesson . It was very helpful for me.
Thanks for the lesson, Jade. I just realised that rivers take an article. Is it the same case with “the moon” or “the sun”?
Yes, you’re right. There is only one of each river.
yes,and also mountains , oceans and cities
It’s wrong about mountains. You mustn’t use articles with the names of mountains. The article is used with mountain chains and also with the names of seas.
great lesson…for me prepositions are very difficult to use
Hi, very usefull your topic.
Hi jade.Thanks for this lesson. I got 9 correct
Nice lesson, thnks
thnks for 9/10
thanks. it’s very good.
helpful lesson ,, thanks
I know, I will never understand this annoying english pronunciation.
right grammar pls! i have schedule for you or to you?
piece of cake
hello jade you sound like a british english speaker,but i’m not sure, i’d just like to know if there’s any discrimination against british speakers in the us.
becouse as i’m an english teacher here in santo domingo, i’m used to speak the american english, and i’d like to learn both american and british but i’ve heard that north americans laugh at british speakers, is that truth.
I am got 8
The name of USA is The United States of America, the name of Mexico is The United States of Mexico, but there is only one Mexico, while there are several Americas: South America, Central America
Hi, how are you ? Can you give me some tips about living in the UAE ? I know that they are very strict. If you can tell me what to NOT do when you are in the UAE . thank you !
There are very useful tips on the lesson. Thank you So much. By the way, I guess you’re new :))
Thank you Jade. Can you make the same lesson with article A? I believe it is more confusing. Bye!
It’s a good idea!
The lesson was great, thank you.
I scored 80%.I am not good at `THE`
THANKS! I got 10/10
Why the answer “Do you want to go to cinema later?”- is incorrect?
better use article the for the best :p
I didnt get why we should use “the” before US AND UK alone. Even Asia is made of several countries, but we should not add the before it. How?
Do you want to go to the cinema later?
How is it correct?
hehehe, i got 90 thnks jade
i also got 8
thank you for this helpful lessons ;; its really benefit us thank you for all what you do to improve us in english :) wish you all the best <33
thanks for the fun quiz :) jade..
This is my first comment on this helpful website. I got 10/10, thanks Jade, you helped me a lot by going through the examples of using THE and A/AN. Looking forward with more lessons.
She is very pretty
80% thanks for lesson
I’m newbie here…help me how to speak English very well
i got 8o points. i was happy with this lesson. Thank you Teacher (Jade)
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thanks ma’am. i got all the 10, correct :)
I am sorry.
Nice teaching …i like it
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THANK YOU VERY MUCH 9/10!!!!!
I like your teaching styles .Thanks a lot.
Thank you very much, it’s was great
thanks very much iam an arbic man
Your lesson is very helpful. Thanks!
This is very helpful :))
hi Jade why cinema take “the”? thanks
the quiz is quite usefull
Thank you Jane! The lesson was wonderful! I learned a lot!
thanks a lot.
thanks a lot jade.
I got 80%, many thank teacher!
Thank you for remind me again
thanks very much it is very useful
Thanks I god 90% :)
not god its got..
Thank you Teacher!
I HAD SOME DIFFICULTY IN THIS LESSON =(
Thank you, I got 9
thank you so much.
This lesson is very useful for me.
I not very know how to use “the”.
I already understand after this lesson.
Thank you very much,Jade.
Thank you very much.
thnq #respected teacher jade,, i have joines today
you the best!
9/10, but I need to practice more
i have traubles with difficult articles i dont know why but i dont understand but i never give up
I got 9, thanks
hi to every body i am new …
pleas dear brother& sister those comments that they are not useable leave them . because it will be a little boring to read all comments. tnx
I got 100 out of 70 but happy with your lession
Thank you,very usefull…
Thank you it is very interesting. I am not sure at this point of time how it will improve my eng skill.
Fantastic lesson learnt for article “the” not got 100 marks :-)
I did not understand fourth rule, sixth, seventh, or did not know the difference between them Explain to me.
in italian the use of articles is totally differet . so sometimes i get confused.. anyway i m trying my best. thank u Jade..
Do you want to go to the cinema later?
Why do we use ‘the cinema’ ? Is it specific ?
Thanks for the lesson.
Thank you so much
Thank you teacher, i really enjoyed the leeson
sorry! I mean lesson
Thank you.I have understood lesson. I take a quiz. why street is not specific.
“4. Which sentence is correct?
I am working from home today.
I am working from the home today.”
BUT “HOME” HERE IS NOT IN GENERAL! It’s specific because we’re talking about a specific home and the action is happening today as an exception and not always… I’ll give an example:
– Mike went to the class yesterday.
HERE we added “THE” because we’re talking about “Mike’s class” in Specific! NOT in General.
And the same is applied on this question.
So great lesson. Thank you. 9/10
I don’t use article at all . I’m trying but I always forget them :(
what is no-5 or no-s
Hi.I’m a new comer. Indonesian language is very different with English and we don’t know tenses to build our sentences. Anyway, This website help me very much to understand English and its structure and thank you so much. I got 9
I got 80
those want to practice English on Skype, you can add me
Thank you Jade
Thanks for helping me.
thank you so much
you have good way to explain.
Hello Jade you are the best teacher I would like to request you to please share complete English parts of speech !!!Jade Please
Thank you very much!!
Thanks from Brazil.
I hope not forget your tips!
Jade, could you please specify, how do you say “Lebanon” or “the Lebanon”. I read somewhere, that it is an exception. -Thanks-
Thanks you Jade.
Well the meaning for the word “America”, in latina america or the south american countries, and Spain. That word means all the continent from Canada to Argentina, it’s only one continent called “America” or “Las Americas” (The Americas). America is divided in North America, (USA, Canada and part of Mexico), Central America and South America.
America means the whole continent north america, central america and south america. From Canada to Argentina, like to say Europe, Asia, Africa. that is the meaning for that word, used in Latin America, the South american countries and Spain, I think so!
“America” or “Las Americas” (The Americas)
it’s correct to say >>: I want to be “THE” Musician for this concert?
IS IT correct to say >>: I want to be “THE” Musician for this concert?
I don’t understand the fourth point.
tanx lot but i suggest you use a beginner word
Can I say:”This pack is belongs to the Petter.”? Refer to the rule number 6. But sounds a bit weird for me. Not sure this is correct or not.
I always had a lot of doubts.
Hello, Ythalo! Please, I don’t want to be rude or impolite or correct your English or take it for granted, as I’m also a student, but you only have doubts (not believe) about things we don’t trust, thus you have questions, issues, problems, so on… You can have a lot of doubts, but you will be the only one able to take care of them. However, you can have a lot os questions that some helpers will be pleased to help you with! Hope you don’t get mad at me… hehehe
Thank you very much Jade! very useful THE video
Thank you very much, i confusing about the following:
1) She lives in Singapore.
2) She lives in the Singapore.
Which one is the correct answer? Thanks!
Thank you teacher. I have a question, is correct to say:
Lesson is very well explained and has been very useful for me or the lesson is well explaned and has been very useful for me?
Thank you soo much.
thank you so much. jade , your accent is sth beyond than English!!!
thanks for this lesson.
Thank you but very hard for me
Thank you for this lesson.
Hi Jade. Your lessons are very helpful. I just don’t understand why we have to say THE River Thames. Isn’t River Thames a proper noun? Is it because there is only one River Thames?? Thanks!
Thank you for your lesson.
It’s simple and done in a very clear way. I’ve got to admit that I’ve never come across such a succinct and informative demonstration of using the definite article in English. Thanks a lot.
Is this sentence correct?
I am watching TV or could I say the TV. Is it exception like home and work.
It’s “I am watching TV”. Unless you aren’t watching a TV show, but are actually keeping an eye on the TV. “I’m watching the TV to make sure no one steals it.”
Really good example.Thanks :)
I am applying as a tutor. And EngVid helps me review our past English lessons way back my school days. Thanks a lot teacher Jade for this lesson! Now I figured out what’s my mistake during the English Proficiency Test. Now, I’m confident to retake their tests. I’ll let you know if I make out Teacher Jade. Talk to you later.
can u explain different between present perfect and present continuous
Thank you for your best lesson
Thanks it was so nice
Thanks for your class. I really like your British accent and your classes.
See you and thanks you.
I got my first 100 in this quiz. :D
I have an question or two, hope classmates or teachers could teach me.
In this video from 3’45” to 3’50” Jade said a sentence, “for talking in general I don’t like dinner. That was just mean all the time.” These was what I heard.
First, was I right about what Miss Jade said?
Second, if I’m right, whether the sentence, ” that was just mean all the time”, was wrong for using auxiliary verb “was” and verb “mean” in one sentence in grammar.
It was fantastic for me
Still I will practice
How do you do!I have a question/ Do we need to use articles before zodiac signs?
Nice lesson, Jade. Thanks
nice, dank u well
Thank you Jade.
But I need study more rules of the article “the”.
I got 5.
hello jade, i want to ask why indonesia or maldive or singapore dont use “THE”? These countries consist of islands,same with philippines.
And my 2nd question why Dominican Republic use “THE”? it’s not island country or the united nation
there’s no way to put “the” for the name of the country, pal. (most countries)
Jad is THE teacher. Thanks
Question: how about using article for ‘plural’ situation:
ex: you can say: along the streets, in the parks ,
but not: along streets, in parks
thanks for the lesson
that was helpful
Thank you Jade.
That’s veryyy helpful i wish u complete a nice lesson like this .
and i like the quiz and if u got a wrong answer it explain how is the wrong
I would suggest that the test should be timed. In terms of similarity with the IELTS
I have 9 correct of 10. Not bad. Thanks =)
thank you very much for lesson
70/100 :D I’ll be able to learn each day of the week.
10 out of 10! Thanks to you Jade!
Hi, please can you explain to me why this is wrong- Nowadays the fashion is an essential part of our life.
Fashion is a noun but how is it used here to avoid ‘the’ ?
Thank you very much!
Nice class Jade..
thank you very much but some parts still remained dark for me
police pursued the escaped criminal or police pursued an escaped criminal?…………..the an an is confusing me here
the and an,,,,mistake in my above comment
This is my first your video watching by me. Beautiful british accent. Greetings
Thanks got 50%.
Thanks Madam >> got 40%
this was so good, thanx a lot
I got 90%
Thanks a lot Jade ^_^
Thank you very much..
Hi Jade, That was very helpful!
I still am confused with some countable words that do not take articles.
” The diagram explains how to make RECYCLED PAPER from old newspapers”
The Official Cambridge Guide to IELTS
Why the “recycled paper” did not take any article?
I work in IT and have to white bug reports. Do I have to use “the” with the button (tab, etc) names? I mean which sentence is correct:
1. Click the “EDIT” button.
2. Click “EDIT” button.
3. Click an “EDIT” button.
Thanks in advance!
Sorry, “write” :-)
That’s a good question! In that case, yes, you would write “Click the ‘EDIT’ button/tab”. Or you could just say “Click ‘EDIT'”.
Using “an” implies there’s multiple edit buttons and you can just click any of them, which probably isn’t the case.
Thanks a lot, Jade!
Thanks a lot madam……..
Thanks Jade for the lesson.
Hi, I have a burning question. It is related with a probable usage of the article “THE”
I’m from Bolivia. There soccer ist the most popular sport. In the past, soccer clubs used to name themselves in English. I think one of those clubs made a mistake by naming themselves “BLOOMING”
I understand that the “ING” ending has a lot of uses, that´s why many spanish speaking people, that don’t have a deep knowledge of the English grammar, try to apply the “ING” ending in almost every situation.
As far as I know, “to bloom” means “to flower=to bloom=to grow up”. Maybe, the people that gave their soccer club “BLOOMING” as name, thought they can easily add the ING ending to a verb in order to convert it to a name=subject with the meaning “rejuvenation=revivification=revival”.
I think they are wrong, maybe “THE BLOOMING” if at all.
As a native spanish speaker, I know for sure, that whoever gave his club the name “BLOOMING” tried to mean “rejuvenation=revivification=revival=new start”
Can you please tell me, if this funny club name “BLOOMING” is grammatically correct without the article “THE”?
Thank you in advance
Thanks, I got 9/10.
I got 7/10 :(
You are the best.
is that correct?
this lesson is very useful, this is a common mistake for non – native speakers like me, thank you Jade, I love your pronunciation….
thank you Jade
thank you, Jade!
We are going to the Oxford Street later for shopping.
Why i can’t use it,I think it’s specific !!
Hello everyone. I wll let here my skype. Diego.brito13
If you wanna talk with me to practice english. Im student too! Hi, jade!! Good class. you teach very well. Thnaks from Brazil!!!
100% i got it
Thank you, Jade. I got 10/10
Thank you Jade, I scored 10 out of 10 great explanation. I love your accent by the way.
Thanks you jade
just like it
Thank you Jade :).
Thanks a lot for this lessons. I really learned¡
Thank you Jade, I got 9/10
ı don’t undertstand my english very bad what should ı do?
i got 70 not bad
How about ” hell” and “heaven”? When do they get “the”?
So, what are the nouns which not accepting an article when we talk generally?? or do u mean that nouns never take articles when we talk generally?
10 on 10. :D Still lots to learn though.
He lives in the Hague of he lives in Hague?
I got 100% uuuuuuuhhhhhh
It’s an essential lesson for all levels of non-native speakers of English.
Thank you for your help, Jade.
By the way, I love your british accent!
Thank you very much ms.Jade for this lesson….
hi, I’m new here I’m glad i found this website;) very helpful;)
Hi, Jade.I’ve just done the quiz and got 10/10. I’m currently studying GCSE English, and I am English but still find it quite complex.
Thank you Jade.
Hi Jade, why we are not using THE in
“We are going to Oxford Street later for shopping”.
whereas we are using THE in
“When I went to London I saw the River Thames”
Both are specific locations.
thanks got 50%
Oh, i have only 6\10.
Can you suggest me?
How will be correct:
1. I live in Europe?
2. I live in the Europe?
I love your lessons. You are great!
I liked it.
Thank you! I love engVid
What does this sentence”I am working from home today.” mean ?
Does that mean “I work at home today”?
thank you Jade, it’s helpful lesson and I enjoyed it!thank you again.
Rivers take an article.
It wasn’t very difficult.
But I liked it!
Good lecture.I suggest a reason to the incorrect
Thanks very much
I got 10 out of 10! Yes!
There are rules that have not been mentioned and were charged in the exercise, for example, when using with streets and rivers.
10/10 thanks for the lesson
Awesome Thaks a lot!
I just want to clarify about the Rules. there are no more rules about using -The article?!
Once upon a time Sun was shining in the sky. Jade was walking in King’s Road which on of Londan streets. It was on Friday. She was thinking about English lecture. This is only a fake story:)
I tried to give a few examples that into the story.
I hope those examples are correct.
thank you Jade !
Thanks a lot for the very useful lesson)
Thanks for the lecture Jade.
Sherlock holmes’s sister in season 4 is better than you
9/10 not bad
The use of “the” before “collective” locations such as ‘the’ USA and ‘the’ UK has to do with the article pointing to a common, rather than a proper noun. Even though The United States of America is a proper noun of place, “the” points directly to “States,” which in any other context (without the proper noun qualifiers “United” and “of America”) would be considered a common noun. As in “The United Kingdom,” the article points to a specific common noun. The articles in English are almost obsolete as opposed to those in German, which serve to identify the function of the noun within sentence syntax. This is a layover from Old English (and Old Germanic) whose determiners were fully inflective…Just something to chew on.
Thanks again for the class, Jade.
Very clear explanations.
my father is in a bad mood today, why use a artical before bad mood in this sentence. please explain me
Thank you for the lesson!
About ‘Do you want to go to the cinema later?’,
I’ve heard the sentence before but I still don’t understand why it is incorrect without THE.
Thank you for the lesson, Jade.Love your accent.
sorry jade but i couldn’t understand, i have lost from 4 to 8.
i took the quiz but i’m confused about this:
5. Which sentence is correct?
You never know what will happen in the life.
You never know what will happen in life>>>>>correct answer
‘Life’ is an abstract noun and doesn’t take an article.
i agree that you can’t touch life and that’s why is an abstract noun but you also can’t touch the internet so can you explain me better?
Thank you so much Jade this is looks simple but always be common mistake.
Hello Jade. Thanks for the lesson.
Regarding what you said about the sun or the moon are being just the one and only, therefore, we must use the article ‘the’.
I raised a question recently to another English learning website on the same topic and I was told that we mustn’t use “the” for Disneyland (even if there was just one the country)unless if we were referring to not just the park itself but the resort and the hotel as a whole, then we can say “the Disneyland ” otherwise it should always be “we are going to Disneyland” not “the Disneyland”, this was actually said by a guy who works and represents Disneyland apparently. Another answer I got was – unless if the park or the shops have plenty other branches like Macdonalds, then it is appropriate to say: “We are going to the Macdonalds.”.
I was quite convinced but now after watching your video, I feel that I am back to my stage one once again, all confused!
They were all Americans on that site, I wonder if there is a different opinion on the subject between the two again? Versus British English.
Awaiting for your reply? ;-)
The cat sat on the bed.
Do you want to go to the cinema later.
What rule is applied in this.
Hi Mrs Jade !
This is the first time that I sign in this website to learn English.
This Website is very useful for everyone.
Not bed for sam one ho never. did writing
Wonderful way of teaching English.Thank you for your dedication.
really helpful lesson for me.I have been confused all the time using the articles correctly.Thank you so much, Jade.
Have a nice day !
8/10 i’m better than i think thanks
thanks Jade ,thumbs up :)
Thanks for the lesson.
I have never paid attention how to use articles before. I made two mistakes in that quiz.
First one was with Oxford St and second with cinema.
Is it always the cinema? Also should we do not use an article before name of the street?
Could you help me with these above please?
since german is my mother tongue i’am used to articles.
But one type of usage i don’t really understand, where english and german differ, is movie titles.
e.g. Some years ago there was a movie named ‘Abyss’. Based on the gut feeling here i would use the definite article for a translation ‘Der Abgrund’. But i don’t know why? Is there a reason why there’s no article in english in such cases?
Thanks & regards!
Cinematography is an art therefore the titles of films do not follow grammar.
Thank you Jade! Honestly, this is my first time to learn articles, I must’ve missed it in school. I always play by ears using “the” and “a” because I don’t really understand its usage, I often having a second thought if I’m using it correctly and few times that I got corrected by someone. I was so surprised to get 100% on the quiz. This is really helpful! Thank you so much!
I scored nine :>(
I scored 100% which I’m not really surprised of since I’m already an Intermediate English speaker but despite that, I still go back to the basics to review them so I’m not just learning them and not going to use them in a conversation or for writing.