"The" Ukrainian Needs Help with "a" grammar issue.
November 7, 2011 6:32 AM Subscribe
Can you help me explain how and when to use articles (a/an/the) to a non-native English speaker?
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I am working with a Ukrainian lady to modify her accent and grammar. She is extremely intelligent and professional, and has lived in the US for over a decade. Ukrainian is her native language.
She identified to me that using articles and knowing when to use them is really hard for her. She understands the difference between "a" and "the," but is more unsure about when to use articles at all, and frequently omits them from her conversational speech.
Do you have any tips or sources for specifically targeting articles for non-native English speakers? Any websites to share? Any sources for Ukrainian grammar errors or accent issues?