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When to use articles with direct objects?

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When to use articles with direct objects?

I noticed a pattern in the examples.  Articles are always used with the subject of a sentence, but articles are only used some of the time with direct objects.

ARTICLES NOT USED WITH DIRECT OBJECTS

hoy no hay clase de español, tienes peces de colores, he comprado vasos de plástico, no tengo disfraz de Halloween

ARTICLES USED WITH DIRECT OBJECTS

ver la ropa de niño, voy a contarte un cuento de hadas, tengo que guardar mi ropa de verano, prefiero el vestido de flores, quieres un helado de fresa

QUESTION:  Is there a rule for when to use articles with the direct object?

Cheers,

Marcos

Asked 6 months ago

When to use articles with direct objects?

I noticed a pattern in the examples.  Articles are always used with the subject of a sentence, but articles are only used some of the time with direct objects.

ARTICLES NOT USED WITH DIRECT OBJECTS

hoy no hay clase de español, tienes peces de colores, he comprado vasos de plástico, no tengo disfraz de Halloween

ARTICLES USED WITH DIRECT OBJECTS

ver la ropa de niño, voy a contarte un cuento de hadas, tengo que guardar mi ropa de verano, prefiero el vestido de flores, quieres un helado de fresa

QUESTION:  Is there a rule for when to use articles with the direct object?

Cheers,

Marcos

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