jueves, 6 de noviembre de 2014

Articles (Languages, Countries & Nationalities)






Nationalities
We DO use the definite article the when referring to people from a particular country as a whole: the Spanish, the British, the French, the Irish, the Dutch, the Finnish, the Swiss, the Vietnamese
  • The British are very good at queueing.
  • The Irish like to dance.
We generally DO NOT use ‘the’ with nationalities ending in ‘s: Americans, Canadians, Russians, Australians, Danes, South Africans, Jamaicans, Mexicans
  • Americans speak English differently to the British.
  • South Africans are very tall, similar to the Dutch.
NOTE: The Americans were drinking Coke.(that particular group of Americans)

So GENERALLY we can say:
Ø
people’s names
Ø
people’s names with titles
THE
title with no names
THE
people in the plural (families and nationalities, except where the nationality ends in an ‘s’)

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