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Uncountable Work [duplicate]

I have a question about uncountable nouns in a sentence. For example, which of the following sentences is correct? This is an important future work. This is important future work. It seems that ...
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Article use in “She is a/the of two children.” [duplicate]

I am confused by seeing the definite article in sentences like "She is the mother of x" where x has not been mentioned yet. For example, "She lives in Pittsburgh and is the mother of two daughters and ...
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Can the addition of an article change a noun from a thing to a place? [duplicate]

I'm an amateur trying to brush up on my grammar, and I've come across a confusing question. Can the addition of an article change the type of a noun? For example, if I used the term 'park', would this ...
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Is 'the' necessary when a noun is explained in a same sentence? [duplicate]

I know that definite article is used when a noun is already known in the context. But I'm not sure with the usage of definite article when I described something explicitly but it hasn't been ...
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What article to use before nationality? [duplicate]

Should I use' an 'Indefinite article' or 'definite' article before mentioning nationality. For an example; Matthew Sanchez was a French national with Computer Science doctorate from Oxford. Is ...
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Could somebody please help me out with articles? [duplicate]

Being Russian, I am having a fairly hard time understanding the concept of articles usage in various situations. Also it is hard to find truly elaborate manuals online. So here I would like to give an ...
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The age of terror is an age of shocks. What is a difference between “the+noun+of” and “a+noun+of”? [duplicate]

I thought when a noun followed by "of something" has to be addressed with "the" because it is subject to the following of... However, I found the sentence such as "The age of terror is an age of ...
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Where can I ommit “a” and “the” articles? [duplicate]

Should I allways use "a" article, when something is indefinite? And should I allways use "the" article, when something is definite? Where can I ommit these articles?
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a or the in this sentence? [duplicate]

There is a reading exercise in this book I am using to teach. It goes ... A: Excuse me, is there a post office near here? B: Yes. There's post office in Jindrisska Street. Turn right a the ...
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What is the proper usage of “The… of…” and “A … of …”? [duplicate]

I wrote an article, and will submit it soon. I am troubled in its title: "The Speedy Application of Augmented Dickey-Fuller Test for Stationarity Analysis with causfinder Package in R" I have learnt ...
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The choice between “A” or “The” [duplicate]

This month is the 50th anniversary of Ronald Reagan's "The Speech". The title of his speech is however "A Time For Choosing". Why is it not "The Time For Choosing"?
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Using “The” at the beginning of a sentence [duplicate]

Which one is better? And why? The contracted personnel can be employed by the institution. Contracted personnel can be employed by the institution.
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Using THE in Sentences [duplicate]

When there is a phrase like "the page of the book," is it correct to put both the in the sentence? What are the rules in general? What if we had more OF in the sentence? e.g. "the room of the ...
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“An autonomous being” vs “autonomous being”? When to place an indefinite article? [duplicate]

He treats her as property rather than an autonomous being. or He treats her as property rather than autonomous being. Which of the above sentences is correct and why?
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'… the weather' vs. '… weather'

There are two correct (I hope so) sentences with weather taken from a book: Was the weather nice? Did you have nice weather? Can somebody explain why there's an article in the first ...

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