Definition: 'The'

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  • Length: 3 characters
  • Syllables: 1

Results for word: the

Lexical Information:
  • One of the 220 words in the Dolch high frequency list
  • One of the 850 words in Basic English
  • In the top 2,000 words in the Brown Corpus
  • Common word- this is one of the thousand words most frequently used in English.
  • A list of about 3,000 words defined as easy for the Dale-Chall Readability Formula
Grammatical Information:
  • Determiner
  • Articles, Demonstratives, Possessives, Quantifiers and Numbers can be used as Determiners
  • Determiners restrict a noun, by making it specific, indicating ownership or number, etc
Usage Notes:
  • Definite Article- can be used with singular and plural nouns
  • We use THE with names of oceans, seas, and rivers
  • We use THE with names of mountain ranges and groups of islands
  • We use THE with names of hotels, galleries and museums
  • We don't use THE with names of streets, mountains, lakes and islands
  • We use THE with names of islands featuring the phrase ISLE, or ILES OF
  • We use THE if the name of a country includes the word UNITED or REPUBLIC
  • We don't use THE with the names of continents or countries
  • We don't use THE with the names of states, regions or counties of English speaking countries

Related Glossary Definitions:

Bury the hatchet;  Above the relegation zone;  Against the run of play;  Back of the net (in the);  Beat the keeper;  Boot the ball;  Bottom half of the table;  Bottom of the table;  Bury the ball (in the net);  Carrying (the ball);  Comfortable on the ball;  D (the);  Dangerous in the air;  Exposed at the back;  Get the nod;  Get on the scoresheet;  Give the ball away;  Go the right way;  Go the wrong way;  Gunners (the);  Hammer the ball home;  Handling outside the area;  Hugging the touchline;  Into the net;  Keep the ball in play;  Knock the ball down;  Kop (the);  Leave the goal wide open;  Lift the trophy;  Lose the dressing room;  Match of the Day;  Movement off the ball;  Off the ball;  On the bench;  On the break;  Other side;  Outside of the foot;  Park the bus (in front of the goal);  Pull the ball back;  Running off the ball;  Secure the services of;  Shielding the defence;  Special One (the);  Straight to the arms of;  Take the field;  There's only one;  Thread the ball;  The top flight;  Top the group;  Top half of the table;  Turn the tables;  Wearing the armband;  Win the ball;  Hypothetical questions;  Other Conditionals;  Thesaurus

Dictionary Definitions

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