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Topic: The learner doesn't know
Posted: Friday, May 26, 2017 12:42:31 PM
Thanks. Should we not use then "a" if it used in generic and non-specific sense?
Topic: The learner doesn't know
Posted: Friday, May 26, 2017 8:46:57 AM
People learning English as a second language often have trouble knowing when and when not to use articles. Often, this is because the learner does not know whether the noun was countable (and whether the countable known is plural or singular) or uncountable. It is important to know count versus non-count nouns.

Why have they used "the" before "learner"?

I thought it is used in general sense not any specific learners.
Topic: units of explanations
Posted: Thursday, May 25, 2017 7:15:06 AM
•Nine units of explanations, including sections about the basic principles behind article use, generalising, proper nouns including geographical names, and idioms and fixed expressions. These are all illustrated with clear example sentences.
Which meaning of preposition "of" is used here?
DO we need "the" before "basic principles" as "principles" is a plural countable noun and prepositional phrase "behind article use" provide it the specific reference?
Topic: a threat of
Posted: Thursday, May 25, 2017 1:03:54 AM
Topic: a threat of
Posted: Wednesday, May 24, 2017 1:03:43 PM
How do I know it's(threat) in general sense and not specific?
Topic: a threat of
Posted: Wednesday, May 24, 2017 10:59:02 AM
The book was halted in South Africa by a threat of legal action.

I saw the above example sentence in Cambridge online dictionary.

please explain to me the use of indefinite article "a" before the phrase "of legal action"?

I thought we should use "the" when it is followed by "of phrase" which makes the reference specific?

Topic: the action profiles
Posted: Tuesday, May 23, 2017 12:26:03 PM
Thanks a lot.
Topic: the action profiles
Posted: Tuesday, May 23, 2017 11:33:43 AM
The biphasic insulins are mixed to combine the action profiles of the component soluble and isophane insulins. For example, Human Mistard 30is composed of 30% soluble and 70% isophane insulin.

What is the grammatical form(parts of speech) of "action" and "profile"?

What is the meaning of "action profiles"?

Topic: Which are (of) the same grammatical type
Posted: Friday, May 19, 2017 2:45:57 AM
Coordinating conjunctions connect items which are the same grammatical type, e.g. words, phrases, clauses. The most common coordinating conjunctions are and, or, but.

Why don't we need preposition "of" before the phrase "the same grammatical type"
Topic: 28 day/days supply/supplies in bottles and boxes
Posted: Thursday, May 18, 2017 7:50:09 AM
If we discharge a patient to Bilberry which is a temporary resident then we need to give them 28 days supply of medicines.

Which one is correct?

28 day supply in bottles and boxes

28 days supply in bottles and boxes

28 day supplies in bottles and boxes

when do we use "supplies"?


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