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    there's with 'the' article

    ... there's the truth that they can't see ...

    Why is "the" article used there? This was taken from the song of Arctic Monkeys - A certain romance, so I might guess that the vocalist sings that to get into rhythm. Or did he want to emphasize something by saying it?
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    Re: there's with 'the' article

    The definite article is used because those lyrics talk about a specific truth-- the one they can't see.

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    Re: there's with 'the' article

    Thanks for your answer. I've just never seen the using of this expression with "the" article before.
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    Re: there's with 'the' article

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