While we wait for Chrystel to return from her trip and blog again, I thought I would give you the answers to the homework I set.
Before I do, I would like to thank you all for your comments and warm wishes.
Pary - thanks for remembering my daughter in the snow. She is well and is now at school but so far this year, we haven't had any snow to enjoy!
So to the answers. I don't think this was too difficult because most of you were correct!
a) This weekend we are visiting Cabourg to see the old castle.
b) When I was at school I liked the teacher who taught me English.
c) I love to go to the cinema with Paul.
Some of you said:
a) This weekend we are visiting Cabourg to see an old castle.
This is technically correct but saying 'the' stresses it is the castle that is unique to Cabourg. An, implies it could be one of many old castles.
b) When I was at school I liked a teacher who taught me English.
Again, this could be correct but using 'the' specifies it was the one teacher who taught English. Saying 'a' implies it was one of a group of teachers who taught English.
There's more about using definite articles and indefinite articles in this webpage.
So good work everyone. There'll be more homework next week.
Bye for now, Rob.