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    My oral skills are weak and I have noticed that very frequently I use "the".(example, the students take this course because it helps them to prepare to the CPA exam etc...). Is there any rule of thumb that can help me when speaking to know whether to use "the" or not to use "the" without much thinking (since when you speak you can't afford to think a lot). I would be greateful if youc an help.

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    Re: the

    Hello I am a learner,

    and when I talk to someone I still keep in mind if the the focus is a definite thing. There is no rule it's just when you practice a lot you can improve the right words to use.

    Mistakes is one part of learning.

    It's just my opinion.

    See you letter.

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    #3

    Re: the

    by the way do we say "in the US" or " in US"?

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    Re: the

    Quote Originally Posted by Daniellll View Post
    My oral skills are weak and I have noticed that very frequently I use "the".(example, the students take this course because it helps them to prepare to the CPA exam etc...). Is there any rule of thumb that can help me when speaking to know whether to use "the" or not to use "the" without much thinking (since when you speak you can't afford to think a lot). I would be greateful if youc an help.
    Please go through these links, and you will have your answer...
    https://www.usingenglish.com/forum/f...e-article.html
    How to Use Articles (a/an/the) - The OWL at Purdue
    English Grammar and Writing : English language courses, English Grammar Online
    English Grammar Help : USES OF THE DEFINITE ARTICLE
    The definite article the

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