Articles (Generic Nouns) – Lesson 23 – English Grammar

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Topic: Using the Definite Article (the) with Generic Nouns. Learn patterns for making generic nouns when talking about musical instruments, inventions, and animals.

Level: Intermediate to advanced.

NOTE: I’m very sorry to announce as of January 2012 links to EnglishCafe will no longer be active due to the site closing. I was very lucky to be a part of that online community while it lasted. I’m also sorry for the loss of additional materials for learners.

TEACHERS: Related teaching ideas are posted on my WordPress blog:
From the washer and dryer to the blue whale: 3 Activities for Generic Nouns

Online Shopping: Using Online Ads to Teach Articles

Music acknowledgments:
“Ambiental” by DAFILEMAN retrieved from
“Sunday Night” by MPDeluxe retrieved from

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