I am sorry I missed to blog yesterday as I had a dinner with my friend at 9 pm and I came back home at 12:30!!!! Forgive me as it was Friday and we met up since 4 months. One more thing, I uploaded the bigger pictures of fireworks! Please look at them:)
Thanks for the previous blog. It was all interesting! First I am doing homework now which you gave us. I made circles in following paragraph.
*The*(1) man I met is called Mr Warren. He told me that he is one of *the*(2) richest men in the world. At *the*(3) moment, he is living in *the*(4) Seagull Hotel in Polperro. Everyday, he goes downstairs to *the*(5) lobby, smiles at *the*(6) American tourists, and goes and sits on a bench near *the*(7) English Channel. He always sits on *the*(8) same bench and stares at *the*(9) sky. This is where I met him. We had an interesting conversation about all sorts of things including whether *the*(10) rich are happier than *the*(11) poor. It was an interesting chat.
The reason why definite articles are used :
*1 : This is the man who is specified as the name are given soon after the noun.
*2 : This is the superlative degree so we have to use 'the'. However you can omit 'the' before 'best' and 'most'. (Is this true? I learnt it in school.)
*3 : Moment is countable? I don't think so.... I think this is 'idiomatic'.
*4 : This mentioned the specified hotel and it has name. So we'd better use 'the'.
*5 : This is the lobby in the Seagull Hotell. 'The' means 'the Seagull Hotel''s lobby.
*6 : In this sentence, I think we can omit 'the' as the word 'tourists' is the plural form. 'the' is used in order to specify 'American'.
*7 : This is the name of the channel so we have to use the definite noun.
*8 : 'same' needs the definite noun when it is combined with nouns. i.g: 'it is the same clothes I bought!'.
*9 : 'sky' is countable. (I did not know that.)
*10 & *11 : Adjective can be used to show the people when it is used with the definite noun. i.g: The young should study hard. I learnt it in school!:)
Amy, these are all my answers. Please give me feedbacks and I will learn lots of things. I have NEVER thought about those reason seriously!
That's it for now. I need to get dressed to go to Karaoke with my sister!
One more thing, thanks for all the kind comments. Some readers asked interesting questions so I will reply you later. Have a good day everyone:)
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