Omission of Articles

Articles are not used in the following cases:

1.With uncountable nouns when we make general statements.

  • She likes reading book.(not reading a book)
  • I like tea.(not a tea)

2.With the names of countries.
  • Japan is a developed nation.(not the Japan)
  • India is a democratic country.(not the India)


3.With he names of languages.

  • Hindi is a national language of India.(not the Hndi)
  • English is spoken allover the world.(not the English)


4.With the names of meals.

  • Breakfast is the first meal of the day.(not the breakfast)
  • We have lunch at mid-day.(not a lunch)


5.With proper nouns (the names of people, places etc.)

  • Karthik is a doctor.(not the Karthik)
  • Dellhi is the capital of India.(not the Delhi)

6. We do not use articles before years.

  • India became a Republic in 1950. (not in the !950)
  • The first battle of Panipat was fought in !526.(not in the !526)

Summary

Articles are not used in the following cases:

1.With uncountable nouns when we make general statements.

  • She likes reading book.(not reading a book)
  • I like tea.(not a tea)

2.With the names of countries.
  • Japan is a developed nation.(not the Japan)
  • India is a democratic country.(not the India)


3.With he names of languages.

  • Hindi is a national language of India.(not the Hndi)
  • English is spoken allover the world.(not the English)


4.With the names of meals.

  • Breakfast is the first meal of the day.(not the breakfast)
  • We have lunch at mid-day.(not a lunch)


5.With proper nouns (the names of people, places etc.)

  • Karthik is a doctor.(not the Karthik)
  • Dellhi is the capital of India.(not the Delhi)

6. We do not use articles before years.

  • India became a Republic in 1950. (not in the !950)
  • The first battle of Panipat was fought in !526.(not in the !526)
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