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    WHERE CAN WE USE "THE"?
    PLEASE EXPLAIN IT WITH EXAMPLES.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NEW YORK
    WHERE CAN WE USE "THE"?
    PLEASE EXPLAIN IT WITH EXAMPLES.
    Use the when you are talking about a specific thing. Use it in the shower, on the phone, or in the house.

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    We use it for something that is unique- the sun, the moon.

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    I got caught in the rain. I fell in the water. I got punched in the nose. I was walking across the street and I got hit by the car that I didn't see until it was too late.

    The sun was in my eyes.
    I watched as the tears rolled down her face.

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    If you can't identify the thing you're talking about, it probably doesn't take 'the'.

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    Using "the" to represent "a" and "an" mentioned before,like :

    I have a computer at home. But the computer used at the office can't get through the internet.

    Hope my sentence is helpful! :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by tdol
    If you can't identify the thing you're talking about, it probably doesn't take 'the'.
    What about: "I don't know what the thing was?"

    :wink:

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    It's identifiable- it's the thing you don't know.

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    LOL!

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