To be well educated, you need good instruction.(cake), a bottle.
(emphasizes the lack of good examples) Article flowchart For the more visually oriented, this flowchart sketches out the basic rules and basic questions.Do I mean all of them everywhere, one of many, or this one exactly?(You cannot make an uncount noun plural.).
Talking about all of them everywhere is also called generic reference.Uncountable nouns fall into several categories: Abstractions: laughter, information, beauty, love, work, knowledge Fields of study: biology, medicine, history, civics, politics (some end in -s but are non-count) Recreational activities: football, camping, soccer, dancing (these words often end in -ing) Natural phenomena: weather, rain, sunshine.Non-count nouns no article (Ø temperature is measured in degrees.
The 3 articles in English are a, an and the.Spain, Portugal, France, and, belgium.The learner has to decide noun-by-noun which one of the articles to use.
(In this case, a can substitute for the word per.) Introducing a noun to the reader for the first time (also called first mention).Boston: Heinle Heinle, 1993.