Употребление артиклей

Таблица употребления определенного, неопределенного и нулевого артиклей (выборка из учебника Oxford Practice Grammar)

Use of Articles

Indefinite article (a) Definite article (the) Zero article (-)
with singular countable nounswith singular or plural, countable or uncountable nounswith singular or plural, countable or uncountable nouns
- to talk about a person or thing for the first time - when it is clear in the situation which person or thing we are talking about- before plural nouns or countable nouns when we are talking about something in general
- for talking about jobs- when we mean specific things or people- before names of languages, meal names, the names of cities, most countries and most streets, and the names of airports, stations, single mountains or lakes
- with prices, frequency and speeds- when we talk about a person or thing again - before noun + number
- before hundred, thousand, million - when there is only one of something - with the words space (= space in the universe), nature, television (=television programmes)
- when it isn’t necessary to specify
a thing we are talking about
- with musical instruments
- to describe things or people - with the words radio, cinema, theatre, same, ground, country, environment, weather, television (=television set)

Уважаемые студенты, попробуйте самостоятельно найти примеры употребления артиклей, соответствующие правилам, указанным в таблице. Вы можете воспользоваться учебником Oxford Practice Grammar.