|Find the mistake
listening to the music.
||I like listening to
We do not use 'the' before
an uncountable or plural noun which has
a general meaning.
Other correct sentences:
I love Japanese food
I don't like cockroaches
When we talk about things
in general we normally use the plural with
Another example: Oranges are good for you
Where is the scissors?
||Although it is a single item,
'scissors' is plural, so we must use 'are'.
Similar words: trousers, pants, glasses
My father gave me some good advices
gave me some good advice
||'Advice' is uncountable and
Similar words: homework, furniture. information
I didn't like the film. I felt boring
like the film. I felt bored.
||If something (or someone) is
boring it causes another
person to feel bored.
'Boring' is an effect, but
'bored' is a feeling.
In the example, the speaker found the film
very uninteresting. The effect of the film
on the speaker was to make him feel bored.
||We usually put 'a' or 'the'
before singular, countable nouns. We use 'a'
(NOT 'the') when such a noun is mentioned
for the first time and the listener does not
know which exact thing we are referring to.
Note: after this first mention, we can subsequently
use 'the' because the listener now knows which
thing we are talking about, e.g. 'I want to
buy a car so I'm going to the car dealer tomorrow.
After I buy the car I'll drive to visit my