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ARTICLES by Mind Map: ARTICLES

1. INDEFINITE ARTICLES

1.1. A / AN

1.1.1. USE: BEFORE NOUNS THAT WE WANT TO INTRODUCE

1.1.1.1. EXAMPLES: a dog, a person, a place, a thing

1.1.1.1.1. AN: When the following word begins with VOWEL

2. DEFINITE ARTICLES

2.1. THE

2.1.1. USE: WHEN WE TALK ABOUT A SPECIFIC PERSON, PLACE OR THING EXAMPLE: this is THE park where I usually run. This is THE dog that was barking the other day.

2.1.1.1. USE: BEFORE THE SUPERLATIVE DEGREE EXAMPLE: THE best, THE smallest

2.1.1.1.1. USE: BEFORE ORDINAL NUMBERS EXAMPLE: THE fisrt one, The fourth one

3. OMISION OF ARTICLES

3.1. USE: WHEN TALKING ABOUT THINGS OR PEOPLE IN GENERAL EXAMPLE: People like travelling nowadays / Plants make their own food / Dinousours live long time ago

3.1.1. USE: NAMES OF STEETS, ROADS, CITIES, COUNTRIES EXAMPLE: I live at 24, High Road / I live in Manzanares

3.1.1.1. USE: WITH MANY NAMES OF IMPORTANT BUILDINGS EXAMPLES: I go to school everyday / I don´t like hospitals / I want to go to University

3.1.1.1.1. USE: WITH SPORTS, SCHOOL SUBJECTS EXAMPLES; I live football/ I love Science