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For questions about "The", the only definite article used in English.

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When one says the X, the speaker is communicating that he/she expects the listener to know which X for various reasons. Those reasons include: Speaker and listener have directly observed that parti …
answered Apr 23 '16 by LawrenceC
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Specifying "the" would mean you are referring back to a specific "necessary and adequate protection for their employees" discussed or implied by earlier or observation. Did previous sentences talk ab …
answered May 16 '16 by LawrenceC
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The resulting rules can be organized hierarchically to share the common rules among the wrappers for the similar websites. Let's take "common rules" to start with: In this sentence, when you say …
answered Sep 16 '15 by LawrenceC
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You would only say the US residents if there were one or more different groups of people--in that place that might get on the bus if they didn't know--and you had to be specific about which group. If …
answered Aug 4 '18 by LawrenceC
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the convoluted and highly irregular English system of grammatical articles Relax, there's only two, a/an and the. You must first understand the English concept of wanting to know "which X" you a …
answered May 9 '17 by LawrenceC
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You don't usually use an article right in front of proper nouns. Names are usually proper nouns. Give this candy to John. But if the name is an adjective, then the article is used as usual: …
answered Dec 11 '15 by LawrenceC
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The is used to signify that a noun is something that: was earlier mentioned/talked about in conversation. is directly observable by both parties of the conversation. Take the ball there and throw i …
answered Jun 23 '15 by LawrenceC
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Is the reader/listener expected to know which "bitterness" already? If so, use the. Otherwise use a/an. Example reasons why the reader/listener would be expected to know which "bitterness" before t …
answered Oct 17 '17 by LawrenceC
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The is used to signal that you mean one particular previously mentioned or observed instance of a singular or collective noun. It can convey a sense of "only" if there is only a single instance of th …
answered Jul 31 '15 by LawrenceC
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Nouns can have prepositional phrases after them that qualify the noun further. Those prepositional phrases may themselves have objects, which are additional nouns. However, this does not usually crea …
answered Sep 29 '16 by LawrenceC
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It depends on how you can answer the question "which users?" If your answer is "doesn't matter" or "any possible group of users who are likely to under-participate in the activity", then no article …
answered Jun 19 '17 by LawrenceC
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Proper nouns do not need the in front of them, this would include nouns that are the names of places. If the noun is a proper noun that's a name of a place, and there is more than one such place, a/a …
answered Sep 10 '15 by LawrenceC
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"The" is used to signify a noun is the same as one previously mentioned in conversation, or the same as an instance of one directly observable (or obvious) by both parties in the conversation. On …
answered Jun 27 '15 by LawrenceC
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Words such as tomorrow, today, names of days or months such as March or Tuesday, full dates such as January 3rd don't use articles. I'm working today. Next week or next with one of the above fal …
answered Jul 28 '16 by LawrenceC
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Periodically check with Microsoft online for the newer versions of this software. The X is used when you mentioned X before or you think the person you are talking to should know which X you are …
answered Nov 7 '16 by LawrenceC

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