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by Lingo
Mon Nov 28, 2016 12:25 pm
Forum: Grammar and Usage
Topic: Adjective after noun?
Replies: 16
Views: 34506

Re: Adjective after noun?

Hi all, Great discussion! Sorry to be late to the party. There have been many interesting comments about the class of words being used (adjectives, nouns, verbs, adverbs, etc.) but I like to think of the problem in terms of grammatical function. While the adjective " Australian " could be the classi...
by Lingo
Mon Nov 28, 2016 12:15 pm
Forum: Grammar and Usage
Topic: "breakfast is the first meal of 'a' day " or " breakfast is the first meal of 'the' day" ?
Replies: 2
Views: 6832

Re: "breakfast is the first meal of 'a' day " or " breakfast is the first meal of 'the' day" ?

Hi soma and linguisticslife, This isn't intuitive because "a" is considered an indefinite article, and you're not referring to a specific day, but every day, so it seems like the better choice at first. Yes I totally agree with this. The definite article " the " generally indicates that the thing be...
by Lingo
Mon Nov 28, 2016 11:56 am
Forum: Grammar and Usage
Topic: Omit an artice...
Replies: 1
Views: 6370

Re: Omit an artice...

Hi TeachYa, I realize this reply is a few months late, but in any case... Yes, the article can be omitted as in newspaper headlines: " News Corp Australia and website operator Seek forge alliance ." But the difference is really one of generic reference and indefinite reference . "Forge alliance" is ...
by Lingo
Mon Nov 28, 2016 6:33 am
Forum: General Teacher Discussion
Topic: Personal pronouns - "I" vs "YOU"
Replies: 2
Views: 10761

Re: Personal pronouns - "I" vs "YOU"

Hi sesse, This is a difficult one! I experienced the very same problem with my 2-year old, and I never found the solution. It just took some time for him to get it. How old is your student? I'm assuming that despite any learning difficulties he may have, he probably has better self-awareness than a ...