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Are you someone who is confused by the use of articles?

By 22 November 2017Language Tips

Using articles

Articles are something which cause lots of non-native speakers problems.

For many students this is simply because articles don’t exist in their language, which makes understanding their use difficult.

Lots of medical nouns follow rules for articles. In this example, operation is a type of procedure. Procedures are countable and so require an article.

Here are some more examples of procedures which require articles:

  • blood test
  • stool sample
  • ultrasound
  • exam
  • investigation
  • CT scan
  • biopsy