Omission of the definite article it’s happen before nouns used in a general sense.

Examples 

Life is short

Time waits for nobody.

Time is money.

 

Omission of the definite article

Omission of the definite article

 

 

If abstract nouns are used in a particular sense, the definite article is used.

Examples:

The music of Pink Floyd is beautiful.

What is the time, please?

The pride of the young.

 

Also before material nouns used in a general sense. The definite article is used if they are used in a particular sense.

Examples 

Give me a glass of water, please?

We buy sugar at the grocer’s.

I’ll take bread and milk.

Before the names of meals used in a general sense. If they are used in a particular sense the definite article is used.

Examples 

What do you want for lunch?

We can talk over breakfast?

At what time do you have dinner?

 

Before the nouns  home, church, table, bed, school, college, hospital indicating the use of the building or object. The definite article is used when we refer to the building or object as such.

Examples 

They were at table when we come into the room.

My daughter is at school now.

David was in hospital for two weeks.

I left college year ago.

I will stay in bed today.

 

Before names of bridges, parks, railway stations, airports and squares.

Examples 

Tower Bridge

Central Park

Hyde Park.

Westminster Bridge

Federation Square

Victoria Station

 

The definite article is not used with nouns denoting the part of the day if they are preceded by the propositions at or by.

Examples 

at noon

at night

at day

at down

Also with the proposition in or during.

Examples 

during the day

during the night

in the morning

in the evening

in the afternoon

 

The definite articles before names of the rivers, seas, oceans and chains of mountains

Defective Verbs | Defective Verbs  in English language are - can, may, must, ought, should.Common characteristics of these verbs

The definite article before unique things

Defective Verbs | Defective Verbs  in English language are - can, may, must, ought, should.Common characteristics of these verbs

The definite article before the superlative

Defective Verbs | Defective Verbs  in English language are - can, may, must, ought, should.Common characteristics of these verbs

The definite article indicate whole class

Defective Verbs | Defective Verbs  in English language are - can, may, must, ought, should.Common characteristics of these verbs

The definite article before ordinal numbers

Defective Verbs | Defective Verbs  in English language are - can, may, must, ought, should.Common characteristics of these verbs

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