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    Re: The

    Quote Originally Posted by ratóncolorao View Post
    I have been reading about the use of the definite article The in one of the posts sent recently. The use of this word it is sometimes really difficult.
    I met a pair of examples concerning this topic. Can anyone explain the reason why in one of the sentence the article is used while in the other isn't?

    The most beautiful girl in the world. (Unique reference)

    The most beautiful girl on (the) Earth. (Optional) (on earth=in the world)
    (Mind you: other planets in the solar system get zero article.)

    Thank you.
    (Not a teacher)

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    Re: The

    By the way, today is (the) Earth's Day !

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