All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘determinate and indeterminate articles’

Why Are English Teachers So Unteachable?


My headline is intentionally provocative. Sorry about that. I’m sure there are plenty of humble, teachable English teachers in the world. I just seem to encounter a lot of particularly pugnacious ones. Maybe a blog like this attracts the stubborn ones in unusually high numbers. If you are an English teacher who is open to new information and willing to change both …

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Getting Articles Straight: A, An, or The?


Some student writers just have a hard time knowing which article to choose. I marked a paper recently with the sentence below:

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