http://www.engVid.com/ This English lesson teaches you how to use 'a', 'an', and 'the' correctly. Many English students make mistakes with these simple words (articles), so make sure you learn how to use them correctly.
I'm still confused about the article "An". Why is it said "A University" instead of "An University"? Because you said that "An" is used for vowel letters but here the first letter of "University" is U and U is an article but why shouldn't we say "An University?
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We use AN with words that begin with vowels and A with words that begin with consonants. We'll use AN with European and University. Example: An European boy has began to study in an university in the south of New York.
Hi James, I am an native English speaker- but I love the lessons, because I realize how little I know of explaining English grammar. This topic is still challenging. We could say use an article when you can count something like: a dog (one dog, two dogs etc ) How about the word "weather" "The weather is nice today" That sounds right. but "one weather, two weathers " doesn't sound right. Or should we say "Weather is nice today" maybe, but never "A weather is nice today."
At 8:27 when he says, "I knew it was *a* good lesson," but why isn't it, "I knew it was *the* good lesson?"
If "a" is general and "the" is specific, logically, this specific lesson that we just shared together is definite: "the lesson." So why isn't it, "I knew it was *the* good lesson?"
+Peace Walker Even if we know about what lesson he's talking about, it's still general because "the articles lesson" falls under the general notion of "lesson" which could be any other lesson.
+Peace Walker honestly i cant quite put my finger on why, but it should be "the lesson was good" if you want to use "the" and "lesson" :) i think the reason its general is "a" lesson, is one out of many lessons. ?
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I testify that there is no god but Allah and I testify that Muhammad is His slave and messenger. O Allah, bless Muhammad and his family as You blessed Ibrahim and his family. You are the Most-Praised, The Most-glorious. O Allah, bestow Your grace on Muhammad and his family as Your bestowed it on Ibrahim and his family. You are the Most praised,
And when u say 'he is a good student' you r saying it because u really think he is a good student but it does't mean that other students have the same thinking for that particular student..so that's why we use a..
That is because when u say about someone that he is a good boy or she is a nice girl that does't necessarily mean that the other person to whom u r talking about him/her is aware of his/her traits..u r not 100% sure if he knows that already or not and that's why we say he is a good boy instead of he is the good boy...
Thanks James...Please tell me what is the wrong in the sentence. 1. " The cricket ball pierced the window" 2. what does it mean when I say: I don't feel like going to the movie and I don't like going to the movie? I hope you can help me on this matter.
It is wrong to say 'The' can only be used with singular nouns. To suggest that people can't talk about THE English lessons that you teach with THE video clips that you have posted to Youtube is misleading.
sir, Thank you so much! can you help me or atleast give me hints how to answer exams with paragraph comprehension and organization?? do you have a video with this kind of topic?? much appreciated if you can help me with this. thank you and more power!
It is "A European" because the sound of "Eu" sounds like it starts with a consonant, the letter Y. Same goes with the word, "University," because it sounds like it starts with the consonant letter Y. Saying "An European" or "An university" does not sound right, although they do start with a vowel, the sounds they create make the article for them change.