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Offline Marina

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A question about articles
« on: November 15, 2007, 03:41:31 PM »
Please correct if necessary the sentences below. I'm very unsure of the articles usage.

1. It's a plant of telephone equipment.  - Do I have to put in "the" or nothing? And why?
2. The manager of our company is going to visit the plant with a Chief Engineer of GML on Friday.
3. My company is interested in buying machines Model B20.
4. The demand for the latest model of cars is very big in Japan.
5. During the talks the Seller offered Russian trade company 12% discount on the price.
6. The price for the pump was 500$. The offer suited the Buyers and they decided to sign the contract on those terms.

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Re: A question about articles
« Reply #1 on: November 15, 2007, 04:05:57 PM »
Please correct if necessary the sentences below. I'm very unsure of the articles usage.

1. It's a plant of telephone equipment.  - Do I have to put in "the" or nothing? And why?
2. The manager of our company is going to visit the plant with a Chief Engineer of GML on Friday.
3. My company is interested in buying machines Model B20.
4. The demand for the latest model of cars is very big in Japan.
5. During the talks the Seller offered Russian trade company 12% discount on the price.
6. The price for the pump was 500$. The offer suited the Buyers and they decided to sign the contract on those terms.

Thank you in advance!

1) It's a telephone equipment plant.
2) The manager of our company is going to visit the plant with a Chief Engineer from GML on Friday.
3) My company is interested in buying a Model B20 machine.
4) There is a large demand for the latest car model in Japan.
5) During the talks, the seller offered the Russian trade company a 12% discount on the price.
6) The price for the pump was $500. The offer suited the buyers and they decided to sign the contract on those terms.

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Offline Robert

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Re: A question about articles
« Reply #2 on: November 15, 2007, 04:08:03 PM »
This is a good site on the usage of definite vs indefinite articles:

http://owl.english.purdue.edu/handouts/esl/eslart.html

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Re: A question about articles
« Reply #3 on: November 15, 2007, 04:30:19 PM »
Thank you very much for your reply! I really appreciate your help!
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