correct use of the article "The"

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henry

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alice said:
correct use of the article "The"

The first time you speak of something use "a or an"(indefinite article), the next time you repeat that object use "the"(definite article).

I live in a house. The house is quite old and has four bedrooms.

I ate in a Chinese restaurant. The restaurant was excellent.

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henry

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alice said:
correct use of the article "The"

The first time you speak of something use "a or an"(indefinite article), the next time you repeat that object use "the"(definite article).

I live in a house. The house is quite old and has four bedrooms.

I ate in a Chinese restaurant. The restaurant was excellent.

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alice said:
correct use of the article "The"

Article use is very difficult for English learners to master. This is particularly true if one's own language doesn't use articles. I suggest that you search Google for "definite article" "english grammar". Read a number of the sites. Then come back if you have specific questions.

There are many short rules, but there are also many exceptions.
 

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alice said:
correct use of the article "The"

Article use is very difficult for English learners to master. This is particularly true if one's own language doesn't use articles. I suggest that you search Google for "definite article" "english grammar". Read a number of the sites. Then come back if you have specific questions.

There are many short rules, but there are also many exceptions.
 
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