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    Question [urgent] Concerning the useage of the definite article(THE)

    1) When we say "part of...", "half of...", or "most of...,"

    is it correct to use the expression with the definited article(THE), such as "the part of the money?"

    If there's any difference in meaning between using THE and without using THE, please explain how different they are.

    2) Is the following sentence grmmatically correct?

    "He agreed to give her the half of the money."

    If not, please correct the sentence.



    Thank you so much in advance.


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    Re: [urgent] Concerning the useage of the definite article(THE)

    Quote Originally Posted by realmira View Post
    1) When we say "part of...", "half of...", or "most of...,"

    is it correct to use the expression with the definited article(THE), such as "the part of the money?"

    If there's any difference in meaning between using THE and without using THE, please explain how different they are.

    Not normally, Realmira, because when we do use it it has a different meaning.

    He gave her part of the pie. = a portion of the pie

    He gave her the part of the pie that was reserved for me. = a portion that needs further description. I hope this is enough for you to understand. If not ask again.


    2) Is the following sentence grammatically correct?

    "He agreed to give her the half of the money."

    If not, please correct the sentence.

    Thank you so much in advance.
    As above, it needed further description, then you'd use 'the'.

    "He agreed to give her the half of the money that belonged to me/that I wanted/that was stained with ink/that was old and wrinkled/that was ... ."

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