英语应用-冠词-Episode 2

Updated: Aug 20, 2020

冠词的学习在英语学习的初期其实并不需要过大的精力,因为是英语应用本身有了太多的例外需要我们去累积。这就好比英语音标的学习一样,当你学习了英语的基本发音规则后,随着词汇量的增加,你会发现有更多不规则的发音出现在你面前。


        因此我们需要做的很简单,去感受冠词在具体英语应用中如何被展现出来。



In the previous lesson, I gave a brief explanation of the foundation of articles. In my view, the trickiest thing is the pronunciation of 'the' because many of us misperceive that 'the' has a unique sound but in fact, the sound of 'the' varies as it links up with a noun, whose first sound is either vowel or consonant.


In the 2nd lesson, I'm mainly focusing on how to use articles accurately and reminding my students about some special usage of articles, particularly for definite ones, which are often misused in Asia. Throughout the lesson, there are many examples showing how articles work together with nouns naturally, which, I hope, learners may grasp completely. 


Rules are rules, they can never replace the practical application unless you're a grammar pedant. What I am trying to say is articles are really trivial stuff at the beginning of catching English. If desperately wanting to work out any logical reason behind each article, you probably end up giving English up tragically.  However, it's nonsense that any intermediate learner still ignores the precise usage of articles if they are still ambitious to master the language.