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Articles and Possessives

Whenever you need to analyze a sentence, it helps to simplify the sentence first. To simplify a sentence, start by looking for words or phrases that you can "cancel" or "clump" or ignore.

For example:

Let's take a closer look at each of these categories:

Articles

There are only three articles in the English language:

Articles can always be cancelled or clumped or ignored. Therefore, each of the following should be thought of as only "one thing" or "one word."

Possessives

Possessive denote possession. They too can be safely clumped with the thing that they describe. Therefore, each of the following should be thought of as only "one thing" or "one word."