My family

Describe the family that appears in the photograph!


SVET S

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In the photo I can see a happy family: the young parents with their two little children, a son and a daughter.
They all are smiling and look very joyful!

Robert Dreamer

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In the photo I can see a happy family:  young parents with their two little children, a son and a daughter. They all are smiling and look very joyful.

Good job.

SVET S

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Thank you). Again I have some problems with using articles)))...It's a pity!)

Robert Dreamer

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 The definite article is used when you are speaking of a specific item. An example: I see the cookie I want. That is the only one that you want.  If you say I see a cookie I want, the meaning is different. There may be many cookies you want and that one is just one of many.

In your sentence, you say that you can see happy family, which is correct, because it is not a specific family. How would the meaning of the sentence change if you were to say that you can see the happy family? Then you proceed to describe the family. The family (now we are speaking of a specific family) consists of a mother and a father and their two children (a son and a daughter). How would the sentence change if you were to say the family consists of the mother and the   father and the son and the  daughter?

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I hope this helps you distinguish between the definite and indefinite articles and when an article is not needed.

WMC43

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I see no problem with using the definite article, here you are speaking specifically of "the young parents" in the photo. It would be more natural to say "they are all smiling", but great work!

SVET S

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Thanks!!)

 

In the photo I can see a happy family: the young parents with their two little children, a son and a daughter. They are smiling and their look is very joyful!

But..yes... your job is very good! Good luck!

SVET S

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Thanks for your comments!)

Günter04

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Добрый вечер! Я слишком поздно, Robert Draemer уже помогал подробно и компетентно. Я надеюсь, что я могу помогать Вам в будущем. Мне нравиться, что Вы хотите понимать, даже, если все было правильно! Это редко бывает.

Кстати, "they all are smiling = Они все улыбаются", но "they are all smiling" что-то другое,  похоже на "Они улыбаютcя и улыбаются и ..." Трудно сказать точнее. What I want to say is: trust those who give you good explanations! For instance, "most people in Britain speak so or so" is an explanation, because it is a fact (of course, if it is true), wheras "It would be more natural ..." is none, because it leads to the next question "why?".

Удачи Вам и приятного вечера!