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

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I have been struggling with articles for quite a long time. Most of the times, I understand but then the more I understand them, the more it's getting perplexed! For this particular question, I'm ke …
modified Nov 30 by Em.
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A title in the IELTS Reading Section reads - The Phoenicians: an almost forgotten people It's IELTS and thus unlikely to make a mistake! What am I missing? Or IELTS has gone wrong?
modified Jan 17 by Michael Rybkin
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I know a rule: I found a pen. The pen was broken. When I introduce a pen, for the first time, it takes the indefinite article and once, it's introduced, I can proceed with the definite one. W …
modified Jul 13 '18 by Maulik V
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I searched for the word 'morrow' and found out that it takes the definite article 'the'. It's an old word but still in use as I refer COCA. One of the example is: the postbox by the door where it …
modified Oct 10 '16 by kiamlaluno
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I wonder whether using the article 'the' is proper putting before a proper noun. I have heard this from many especially when they react with utter surprise. For instance, "Hey, do you know, while …
modified Jan 5 '16 by Community
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Using the indefinite article a with the word final has always confused me. I mean how come something that is final can be considered indefinite! When it's final, it's definitely final, isn't it? An i …
modified Dec 29 '15 by CowperKettle
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Articles, I tell you! Last night, I went for a movie in a theater. There, they showed some previews of the forthcoming films. And there were two previews. The first one was 'Foxcatcher' and somewhe …
modified Jan 8 '15 by J.R.
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I know there are innumerable questions about 'articles' on this and other sites on the Internet. I always try to learn them but some or the other way, they play tricks on me. In other words, I am neve …
modified Jan 7 '15 by Jasper
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Articles give me a lot of pain! Here is the latest one. From the Yahoo! News page - Have you seen Facebook posts claiming to link to a video message that actor Robin Williams made before his deat …
modified Aug 19 '14 by Ilmari Karonen
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The name of the popular daily is The New York Times. I'm talking about its reporter. May I omit the definite article from this sentence? I'm talking about Paul, the The New York Times reporter. …
modified Jun 12 '14 by user8030
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Putting the proper article before a noun is really complex. To be frank, I'm still learning this! I don't remember the source, but I had read somewhere that even students of English Literature make mi …
modified Nov 21 '13 by AAI