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Remove unnecessary articles

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Correct the errors in the following sentences by clicking and dragging unnecessary definite articles to the bin. Think about whether the noun is being referred to in a specific or non-specific way. Refer to the tables at the bottom for help.

1. Engineering students often have to give the oral presentations.

2. The library contains the information on many subjects.

3. In level 2, Civil Engineering students study the water systems and transportation.

4. Successful engineers have the good communication skills.

Countable nouns Uncountable nouns
Countable nouns
Reference Singular

Article Noun
a. General Singular a computer
Plural - computers
b. Non-specific Singular a computer
Plural - computers
c. Specific Singular the computer
Plural the computers
Uncountable nouns

Article Noun
a. General - information
b. Non-specific - information
c. Specific the information
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