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Omission of article


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Sometimes articles will be omitted from the sentences basing on the following conditions.

a. No article is used before proper nouns, material nouns and abstract nouns.

b. No article is used before a common noun, when it is used in its modest sense.

c. No article is used before titles used in apposition to proper nouns before or after.

d. No article is used before the names of singular mountains or singular islands, etc.

e. No article is used before the names of days of the week, the months of the year, language of sciences, art subjects, seasons, diseases, lakes, etc.

f. No article is used before nouns used in the case of nominative of address.

g. No article is used before nouns used in pairs.

h. No article is used before a common noun preceded by 'of'.

i. No article is used before plural nouns denoting a clause or used in general sense.

j. No article is used before nouns used as complements.

k. No article is used before a noun which means to a particular person.

l. No article is used before names of roads, streets and regular meals.

m. No article is used before certain phrases consisting of a preposition, followed by its object.

n. No article is used before most, when it means the greatest number of or the majority.

o. No article is used before collective nouns.


Sample Usage

a. Shakespeare was a great Dramatist.

b. Man is mortal.

c. King of England praised me.

d. We want to visit Mount Abu.

e. He is very poor at Mathematics.

f. Listen to me gentlemen.

g. Both husband and wife joined the marriage.

h. What kind of boy is he?

i. He keeps cows, goats, etc.

j. They made him King.

k. Mother is calling me.

l. I invited my friend for lunch.

m. You should be in time for the exam.

n. Most boys are careless.

o. I love humanity.


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