Sentences With The Zero Article

As the name itself says, the zero article isn’t a word in its true meaning, but something implied. To better understand its use, we have chosen the following examples and explanations:

  1. We use the zero article with names of continents, week-days, persons, months, countries and so on:
  • Sunday is my favorite day of the week.
  • Europe is known as the “old-continent”.
  • Mike likes chocolate cakes a lot.
  • July is the seventh month of the year.

2. We use it in front of colors, sports/games, languages, meals:

  • Red is my team’s color.
  • Golf is an aristocratic game.
  • French is the language of love.
  •  I never have time for breakfast.

3. In front of nouns used in a general way:

  • Girls like dresses and shoes.
  • Kids like playing.
  • Water boils at 100 degrees.
  • Miracles happen.

4. With abstract nouns or nouns which cannot be counted (gold,water, salt, sand …):

  • Beauty is a relative concept.
  • Take care of yourself!
  • Salt and pepper are the most common spices.
  • Silver is cheaper than gold.

5. It is used in fixed structures:

  • I miss him day after day.
  • Tomorrow morning I have to be on duty.
  • I like to indulge myself with a decadent dessert from time to time.
  • In general they manage to cope with the difficult situations.
  • I assembled it piece by piece.
  • You came just in time for dinner.
  • Keep calm and do things step by step.
  • I looked for help everywhere but nobody reacted.