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    It is made definite and takes the definite article

    Hello all,
    In the sentence below, definite in " it is made definite " hasn't "the" but in definite in "takes the definite article" has "the", why?

    if the noun is followed by a relative clause (who/which/that) or a prepositional phrase (of/in/to...), it is made definite and takes the definite article.

    Reference: http://advice.writing.utoronto.ca/en...inite-article/.

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    Re: It is made definite and takes the definite article

    You mean, because of "definit" is an adjective and it cant take the "the"?

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    Re: It is made definite and takes the definite article

    Quote Originally Posted by Piscean View Post
    Because the 'the' is (being) used for (definite) article, a noun phrase.
    I suppose that's what Piscean meant to write.

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    Re: It is made definite and takes the definite article

    Quote Originally Posted by moseen View Post
    You mean, because of "definit" is an adjective and it cant take the "the"?
    There are exceptions like the rich, the poor, the deceased, and the departed.
    Last edited by teechar; 24-Sep-2017 at 14:36.
    I am not a teacher.

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    Re: It is made definite and takes the definite article

    Quote Originally Posted by moseen View Post
    Hello all,
    In the sentence below, definite in "it is made definite" hasn't (got) "the", but in definite in "takes the definite article" has "the". Why?

    if the noun is followed by a relative clause (who/which/that) or a prepositional phrase (of/in/to...), it is made definite and takes the definite article.

    Reference: http://advice.writing.utoronto.ca/en...inite-article/
    http://advice.writing.utoronto.ca/wp...te-article.pdf
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    See above.

    Quote Originally Posted by moseen View Post
    You mean it's because of the first "definite" is an adjective and it can't take the "the"?
    Yes.

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