General Writing and Grammar Help/Articles
The door of a room
A door of a room
A door of them room
I don't know how I should contect words with "of" to show positions. Is it always necessary to use "the"before and after "of"?clear it up using some examples.
ANSWER: A. The door of a room
B. A door of a room
C. A door of them room
(I've inserted the leading letters to save me a bit of time.)
C is wrong, because them
cannot be used as an adjective.
A is correct if and only if the room has just one door. The definite article is required when the noun represents exactly one of the indicated category.
B is correct if and only if there is more then one door, or no doors.
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I'm afraid I don't follow your remaining question. Ask me a question with the examples, and I'll do my best to answer.
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QUESTION: Which one is correct?
1.You can do it with the use of a staple.
2.You can do it with use of staple.
3.You can do it with use of the staple.
(This is a correction of my previous answer.)
A. You can do it with the use of a staple.
B. You can do it with use of staple.
C. You can do it with use of the staple.
Dan, It will save me a bit of time in the future if you'll follow my example and distinguish your selections by capital letters instead of numbers.
Your question goes to the use of the definite article (the)
and the indefinite article (a
A is correct.
B is incorrect, because a noun representing a single material object must be preceded by an article.
C is incorrect. As you're talking about any
staple--not a particular staple--you must use the indefinite article. With use of
is not incorrect but here is not idiomatic; precede use