Omission And Repetition of Articles with Easy Rules and Examples
Hello friends ! In the previous notes we explained to you the use of articles. We believe you have prepared it well. Today we are going to discuss about Omission And Repetition of Articles with Easy Rules and Examples.
There are many Noun before which no articles are used. In the exam, such questions are often asked in which the articles cannot be used and the marks are cut off by using the articles forcefully.
You must have complete knowledge about articles, otherwise you can also make such mistake in exam. So let’s go guys! We try to understand Omission of Articles better:
Omission Of Articles with Easy Rules and Examples
Let us first understand what is Omission of Articles? This means that there is some Noun in English, before which no articles (A, An, The) are used. Today, we are giving you some such special rules. Keeping those in mind, you will be able to use articles carefully.
Rule : 1.
Articles are not used before any Proper, Abstract and Material Noun such as :
|Virat Kohali is a good player.||Honesty is the best policy.||Water is life.|
Here, no article has been put before them. because :
- Virat Kohali – Proper Noun
- Honesty – Abstract Noun
- Water – Material Noun
If a Proper Abstract and Material Noun are combined with another noun by adding “of” or “in“, then before that article – The is used such as :
|The water of this sea is sweet.||The Gold of this chain is pure.||The Beauty of Jaishri is remarkable.|
There is also an exception to this rule. If a proper noun is used as a common noun, then before that article – The is used such as :
|Sachin is the star of cricket.||Kalidas is the shakespeare of India.|
Rule : 2.
No articles are used before a plural Noun such as :
|She reads books.||I like sweets.|
If a plural noun is combined with another noun by adding “of“, then before that article – The is used such as :
|The Students of Govt. School read books.||The Actress of Bollywood speak English.|
Some diseases have names like plural noun. Article – The is used before them. like :
- Measles etc.
Rule : 3.
No article is put before —Diseases, Festivals, Seasons, Games, Languages. Like :
|Diseases||Malaria is very dangerous to health.|
|Festivals||She will go on Diwali.|
|Seasons||I like travel in summer.|
|Games||Sachin play Cricket.|
|Languages||He speak English.|
Rule : 4.
No article is used before —
But Article – The is used before —
- The Pope
- The Devil.
Rule : 5.
No article is put before any Collective Noun. Such as :
- Jury Etc.
Rule : 6.
When a Noun is preceded by a Distributive Adjective (Each, Every) or a Demonstrative Adjective (This, That, These, Those) or an possessive adjective (his, her, my, our, your, their) etc. then no article is used before that noun. Such as :
|Each Student is ready to play.||This girl is a teacher.||She is my sister.|
Rule : 7.
Some noun such as School, College, Temple, Court, Bed, Hospital, Prison etc. should be used for the same purpose for which they have been made, then no article is used before them. like :
|He goes to —||school / college to study.|
|temple to pray.|
|court for justice.|
|bed to sleep.|
|hospital as patient.|
|prison as prisoner.|
But if these nouns are used for any other purpose, then Article – The is used before them. like :
|He goes to —||the hospital to show his business plan.|
|the temple to deliver lecture.|
Rule : 8.
The article is not used before regular meals like Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner etc. But if there is any adjective before it or talk of food for any special occasion, then the article is put. like :
|She takes a good breakfast.||The Lunch arranged by Radha is very delicious.||He takes dinner at 7 pm.|
Rule : 9.
If type of / kind of / sort of are connected before any noun, then do not put any article before them. like :
|I cannot like this type of boy.||What kind of Lesson do you like to learn ?|
Rule : 10.
If post of / title of / rank of are connected before any noun, then do not put any article before them. like :
|She is given the post of Lecturer.||I am given the title of Hero.|
Rule : 11.
If the words sunrise, sunset, dawn, day break, noon, night etc. come after “before or after”, then no article is used before them. Such as :
|She cooked food before sunrise.||I read book after day break.|
But Exception :
|She cooked food before the sun had risen.||I read book after day had broken.|
Rule : 12.
When man, woman, life, death, art, beauty, science, history etc. are widely used, then articles are not put before these words. like :
|Man is mortal.||Beauty is eternal.|
Rule : 13.
Articles are not put even before Which are used as nouns pairs. like :
|bread and butter||tea and toast||paper and pencil||day and night||hand and glove|
|father and mother||father and son||mother and daughter||brother and sister||husband and wife|
|face to face||hand to hand||from man to man||from hand to mouth||from door to door|
Repetition of Articles with Easy Rules and Examples
Rule : 1.
When two or more nouns or adjectives are connected to And and point to the same person or object or thing, only the first noun or adjective is preceded by an article. like :
|1.||He wears a white and blue dress.||2.||The Actor and Singer is singing a song.|
- In the first sentence, the dress is the same but has two colors white and blue. In the second sentence a person is both actor and singer.
Rule : 2.
Now if two or more nouns or adjectives are connected to And and point to different person or object or thing, then article is used before both nouns or adjectives. like :
|1.||He purchased a white and a blue car.||2.||The Actor and The Singer is singing a song.|
- In the first sentence, Car is two, one white and the other blue. The second sentence has two different persons: one is an actor and the other is a singer.
Thus we see that two or more nouns or adjectives are connected to And and they have a separate article before it means that they are plural noun and if a single article is applied then it is understood that it is singular noun.
Thus friends! We have given you where to use the article and where not to use it. It is well explained. You can easily use the article properly keeping all these rules in mind.
If you have not read the previous post related to the use of the article, then you will definitely read it so that you can understand the article correctly. Hopefully, now you have got a good idea about the article and there will not be any problem in its use.
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