Omission of Articles Rules with Examples in English Grammar

There are certain situations where nouns do not require any kind of article (definite or indefinite) before them. Such instances are discussed below- 

If proper or abstract uncountable noun is used in general sense, article need not to be used before the noun. e.g.

  • Diamond is an expensive material. 
  • Knowledge is the power.
  • Calcutta is known as the city of joy. 

Article is not put before plural countable nouns which are used in general sense. e.g.

  • Children are innocent. 
  • Dogs are faithful animal. 

No article is used before language, country, names of days and months. e.g.

  • Mount Everest is located in the Mahalangur Himal sub-range of the Himalayas. 
  • December has 31 days. 
  • He speaks in English.