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    #1

    Stressing "the"

    Hello teachers, please help me.
    We use "the" in this case : "Stressing “the” to show the famous or important somebody or something"
    Could you give me examples, please?
    Thank you in advance.


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    Re: Stressing "the"

    Oh look - over there is the Michael Jackson. [There are many Michael Jacksons, but that one is that famous singer]

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    Re: Stressing "the"

    I see.

    Anglika, do you mind giving me some other examples of the usage of "the"? I always confuse between "the" and "a/an". I can not tell what's difference.

    Thank you in advance.

    JJ


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    Re: Stressing "the"


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    Re: Stressing "the"

    'I went to school in Harrow - but not the Harrow.' In this case the stressed the changes the word "Harrow" from a placename to the name of a particular school: Home | Welcome to Harrow School

    I sometimes make the same point by saying 'I went to school in - but not at - Harrow.'

    This trick with the reminds me of a joke:

    Person holding theatrical auditions: Name?
    Aspiring actor, who happened to be...: Adolph Hitler.
    PHTA: That's "A. Hitler".
    AH: The Hitler.

    b

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