Use of definite article

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Use of definite article


Here are two phrases from the text, both giving advice.

1 Seguramente sabrás que en primavera deberías consumir espárragos trigueros, guisantes y habas.  NO ARTICLE

2 Si fuera tú, pondría ingredientes como la lechuga, las endibias, las espinacas, etc.  ARTICLES.


In answering a previous question about articles, Sylvia wrote:

In summary, the choice of using or not using the definite article depends on the linguistic function of the phrase within the sentence, whether it denotes a specific entity (requiring the article) or describes a general quality or manner (where the article may be omitted).


Am I correct that the use of 'como' in phrase 2 triggers a specific entity and thus the article?

Gracias



Asked 6 months ago
InmaKwiziq team member

Hola David

Yes, that's right. That "como" is likely to make us think about what comes after as something more specific. Nevertheless, in that case, it could also be omitted if you think about it as "generic things". 

Saludos

Use of definite article


Here are two phrases from the text, both giving advice.

1 Seguramente sabrás que en primavera deberías consumir espárragos trigueros, guisantes y habas.  NO ARTICLE

2 Si fuera tú, pondría ingredientes como la lechuga, las endibias, las espinacas, etc.  ARTICLES.


In answering a previous question about articles, Sylvia wrote:

In summary, the choice of using or not using the definite article depends on the linguistic function of the phrase within the sentence, whether it denotes a specific entity (requiring the article) or describes a general quality or manner (where the article may be omitted).


Am I correct that the use of 'como' in phrase 2 triggers a specific entity and thus the article?

Gracias



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