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A) Cars have 4 wheels This asserts a true statement about (implicitly) all cars. But some cars might have 3 wheels. And theoretically most cars have 5 wheels (spare in trunk). B) A car has 4 wheels Also implies the same thing: A car, random car that you find on the street, has 4 wheels. Neither offer much opportunity to offer variance to the ...


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There is an apple and an orange. We can't say "there are an apple and orange" because we are referring each of them as a single two different fruits not as a whole. So we can't say "are". but if you refer them as a whole for ex : "there are fruits" it is correct or if there are more than one in each specific fruit ex: "there are apples and oranges" is ...


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The answer is still dependent on the nouns you use whether singular or plural (except "the"), count or non-count. The definite article "the" is used for all genders in singular or plural. "a" is used for singular count nouns that start with consonant sounds and "an' for singular count nouns that start with vowel sounds. Check this out ...


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Not correct Rory! The children of the Sovereign are all styled with the definite article e.g HRH The Prince Edward, HRH The Princess Margaret, Countess of Snowdon. The confusion arises when the children of the Sovereign are granted honorific titles or peerages e.g The Prince Of Wales, The Princess Royal. The Duke of York etc. The first two of these examples ...


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Short answer: Say "Green grapes are my favorite fruit." This is like asking, "What is your favorite type of TV show?" and answering, "Sitcoms are my favorite type of TV show." You could say, "The sitcom is my favorite type of TV show [singular], but since you watch many of them, I think it is OK to say "Sitcoms are my favorite [plural]." Similarly, if ...


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the green grape can be used when talking about a type of grape more than any specific pile of grapes. If you are talking about particular grapes you could point at, then a green grape for one or green grapes for more than one.


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Instead of: I was telling the stories this time yesterday. I was telling stories at this time yesterday. would be more correct. And talking about He isn't answering the calls at the moment. you can remove the here.(optional) You should use the when you have to refer to something specific. Read about where to use the, here and where not to use ...


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In addition to what others have said -- There are seven days in a week. The seven days of the week are Monday, Tuesday,... In (1), the statement is about an arbitrary week: For all x such that x is a week, x has seven days. In (2), the statement is about the general concept week: It is defined as a sequence of these seven days: Monday, Tuesday,....


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Generally, your analysis is correct. Normally the refers to an identified individual or individuals, but it also has a (rather literary) use with generalisations - what you have called class properties. However, there are more subtleties. A cat has four legs and The cat has four legs both work for the general reading. But The star ...


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I can see where the use of "a" and "the" might confuse you if English is your second language. In the sentences you posed as examples, "the" is used when describing a specific week, while "a" is used when the week could be any week. Therefore both sentences are correct but have slightly different meanings. The cat, star, and cats sentences are all correct ...



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