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Pointing in Sentences:
Determining when to use ‘‘a’’ or ‘‘the’’, etc.

Do you know when to use ‘‘the’’ and when not to use it? How about ‘‘a’’ or ‘‘an’’, or when to use ‘‘this’’ or ‘‘these’’? Are you confused by the grammar rules? Determiners and Articles can be a tricky area of grammar to understand and use correctly. This particular area may be referred to as “pointing in sentences”. You choose particular words to point to something specific or to point out something in general. The tricky part is that sometimes, we use the same word to point to something specific or something general!  The purpose of this workshop is to give you lots of examples with explanations to help raise your awareness and understanding of when to use which word.


Intended Learning Outcomes


By the end of the workshop, you should be able to know a lot more about which word to use when pointing to something specific or general in your sentence. You should feel more confident:


-          In understanding this area of grammar,

-          In practicing effectively with others and alone,

-          In using grammar materials and real texts from the internet,

-          About seeking further information and support when you need it. 


Here’’s more information on the event:

Duration 2 hours
Maximum Number of Participants 30 participants
Eligibility All full-time undergraduate and postgraduate students of the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology are welcome
Fee Free admission
Enquiry If you have any questions, please contact us at:
E-mail: lcwrite@ust.hk
Telephone:(852) 2358-7851
Office: Room 3018 (Lifts 2 & 3)

Current Available Course


Priority is given to students in UGC-funded programs.

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