Definition: The

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  • Length: 3 characters
  • Syllables: 1

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Lexical Information:

  • One of the 220 words in the Dolch high frequency list
  • One of the 850 words in Basic English
  • In the top 2,000 words in the Brown Corpus
  • Common word- this is one of the thousand words most frequently used in English.
  • A list of about 3,000 words defined as easy for the Dale-Chall Readability Formula

Grammatical Information:

  • Determiner
  • Articles, Demonstratives, Possessives, Quantifiers and Numbers can be used as Determiners
  • Determiners restrict a noun, by making it specific, indicating ownership or number, etc

Usage Notes:

  • Definite Article- can be used with singular and plural nouns
  • We use THE with names of oceans, seas, and rivers
  • We use THE with names of mountain ranges and groups of islands
  • We use THE with names of hotels, galleries and museums
  • We don't use THE with names of streets, mountains, lakes and islands
  • We use THE with names of islands featuring the phrase ISLE, or ILES OF
  • We use THE if the name of a country includes the word UNITED or REPUBLIC
  • We don't use THE with the names of continents or countries
  • We don't use THE with the names of states, regions or counties of English speaking countries

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