Re: Bad sentence #2

Subject: Re: Bad sentence #2
From: Margaret Cekis <margaret -dot- cekis -at- comcast -dot- net>
To: Lynne Wright <Lynne -dot- Wright -at- tritech -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 29 May 2015 20:21:26 +0000 (UTC)

Lynne Wright said, "Its still in passive voice, tho. And isn't starting the sentence with "Use of" instead of "The use of" grammatically incorrect? "
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The use of articles is so ingrained that we notice them only when they are missing or misused. It's more a matter of phonics rather than grammar, because they're determined phonetically by whether the following sound is a vowel or a consonant. A generic noun like "use" doesn't necessarily require a definite article (the), and it would sound funny with an indefinite one ("a use" or "an use". (This is where my linguistics minor comes out.)
Margaret Cekis, Johns Creek GA
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