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    Definite Article

    If I want to teach definite article "the" and I want to mention the possibility to use it in front of a verb, for example: "The swim was pleasant." or "The run was difficult". Would this be the correct way to do it? Are this sentences good example? Are they exceptions? Can this be done with every verb? Do some verbs become gerund and others nouns?
    Please advice!

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    Re: Definite Article

    Quote Originally Posted by Lilyk View Post
    If I want to teach definite article "the" and I want to mention the possibility to use it in front of a verb, for example: "The swim was pleasant." or "The run was difficult". Would this be the correct way to do it? Are this sentences good example? Are they exceptions? Can this be done with every verb? Do some verbs become gerund and others nouns?
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    In your example "swim" and "run" are nouns.

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    Re: Definite Article

    The only case I can think of where the goes before a verb is with gerunds, i.e. the+ing, e.g.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lilyk View Post
    If I want to teach definite article "the" and I want to mention the possibility to use it in front of a verb, for example: "The swim was pleasant." or "The run was difficult". Would this be the correct way to do it? Are this sentences good example? Are they exceptions? Can this be done with every verb? Do some verbs become gerund and others nouns?
    Please advice!

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