Nat093
 
Reply Tue 10 Mar, 2015 03:05 pm
Which article should I use before the word "island" here?

I have got a small house on an/the island.
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izzythepush
 
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Reply Tue 10 Mar, 2015 03:23 pm
@Nat093,
It depends on context, if you're referring to a specific island you'd say the, otherwise an.

I have a house on an island?

Where's that?

The Isle of Mull.

Oh that's really beautiful.

That's why I have a house on the island.
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argome321
 
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Reply Tue 10 Mar, 2015 03:26 pm
@Nat093,
"The" is a definite article
contrex
 
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Reply Tue 10 Mar, 2015 04:49 pm
@argome321,
argome321 wrote:
"The" is a definite article

"The" is the definite article.
"A", on the other hand, is an indefinite article.
argome321
 
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Reply Tue 10 Mar, 2015 06:12 pm
@contrex,
Quote:
"The" is the definite article.
"A", on the other hand, is an indefinite article.


correction noted Very Happy
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Nat093
 
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Reply Wed 11 Mar, 2015 12:21 pm
@Nat093,
Ok, thank you for your replies Wink
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