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    Use of word 'the'

    Hi,

    When and where to use the word 'the' in the sentences ? Pls give me some examples.


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    Re: Use of word 'the'

    Examples abound in dictionaries: http://www.onelook.com/

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    Re: Use of word 'the'

    Quote Originally Posted by mohanm View Post
    Hi,

    When and where to do we use the word 'the' in the sentences? Pls Please give me some examples.

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    Welcome to the forum.

    Please see my corrections above.

    Your question is far too broad for us to deal with here. If you want help with your use of articles, please give us complete sentences in which you are unsure about the use of articles and we can try to help you.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Use of word 'the'

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    Hello, Mohanm:

    1. One basic rule: Use "a" to introduce a noun; then use "the" when you refer later to the same noun:

    a. "I saw a movie. The movie was funny."

    i. Remember that "the" means something like "that."


    2. Sometimes, it is not necessary to introduce a noun with "a":

    a. "My car would not start, so I got to work by taxi. The driver had an honest meter."

    i. It is correct to say "the" because your listener knows that a taxi has a (one) driver.


    3. Please study the difference between "a" and "the" very carefully.

    a. One day I passed a store that was owned by people who were not native speakers. The store had this sign next to the locked door: "Ring a bell [if you want us to open the door for you]."
    Many people laughed when they saw this sign, for it meant: Ring any bell in the world.

    b. Of course, it should have read: "Ring the bell." That is to say: Ring that bell near the door.




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    Last edited by TheParser; 02-Feb-2015 at 16:10. Reason: spacing

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