Student or Learner
I know the generally used construction “there is”. I know also that usually there is a substantive in the present construction with undefinite article or without one at all.
There was a pencil on the table. (Maughan)
There was Mr.Bosinney with her. (Galsworthy)
There is a fine view fron here. (Calsworthy)
There were circles under her eyes as though she had not slept (Galsworhty).
Over the edge there peeped a boyish face (Doyle).
There was something terrifying in this inexorable silence (Galsworthy).
There is a storm gathering out there on the sea-rim = (London).
Would you be kind enough to tell me why there is a definite article in the following examples?
There was harmony between father and son again and the old understanding.
There was the long drive home; the long drive and the warm dark and the pleasant closeness of the hanson cab (Galsworthy).
Thank you for your efforts.