definite and indefinite articles [closed]

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Definite article The usage

Why definite article “the” is used before 1)Historical monuments (example: The TajMahal). 2)Books and newspapers (example: The Harrypotter and The Indian Express) and 3)Plannets (The earth) ,Although they are proper nouns? Answer When the object or group of objects is unique or considered to be unique. In accordance to A Practical English Grammar by Audrey … Read more

Is “the” idomatic in this sentence?

That attitude is fostered by the American government. Is “the” required in this sentence? Why? “by the american governement” is way more frequent on the Internet than “by American government”. But I suspect that the sentence is as good without that “the”. Answer It’s not an idiom, but it is required in the sentence you … Read more

“most” or “the most” in the mentioned context? [closed]

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“How many children are you parent for?”

I lighted upon a sentence in a survey that struck me as odd. How many children are you parent or guardian for and live in your household? Is it grammatical? I mean, can the indefinite article be legitimately omitted? And shouldn’t it be “of” instead of “for”, or does “for” also work in this context? … Read more

Grammatical error in using ‘the’ after an adjective

In the sentence: “Please find attached the document containing the list of items.” Is the usage of “the” after “attached” forbidden by some rule of the English language? Answer Your sentence is perfectly fine. The following is also correct: Please find the attached the document containing the list of items. There is not such rule, … Read more

Is it necessary to use the indefinite article before the words “mother”, “mom”, “dad”, “father” when saying that someone has one?

Is necessary to use the indefinite article before mom, mother, dad, father when saying that someone has one? For example: Do you have a mom? Do you have Mom? Answer In this context when mom, mother etc. are used as nouns it’s neccesarry to use a/an. When you use mom, mother etc. as proper nouns, … Read more