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مُساهمةموضوع: The definite article "THE"....very important    الخميس 7 أغسطس - 11:04

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Use of « the » : We can use « the » with singular or plural nouns

Examples:

( The book / The books) And with countable and uncountable nouns

· Countable nouns: things you can count : ship, one ship, two ships

·Uncountable nouns: things you can not count: gold,
We can not say: one gold, two gold


1/

We use “the” when the person, place or thing is unique (there is only one)

Examples:

- The earth.
- The sky
- The equator

2/

Before noun made definite by addition of a phrase or clause

Examples:

A phrase:
- The girl in blue (girl is definite because we are not talking about any girl, but in blue)

Clause:
- The place where I met him.

4/

Before noun which represent particular thing because of locality (place)

Examples:

- Please pass the pen (the pen on the table).
- The car (our car).
- The newspaper ( the one we read)

5/

Before superlative, first / second………, and only

Examples:

- The best day.
- The first week.
- The only way.

6/

"The + singular noun" can represent class of animals or things.

Examples:

- The whale is in danger of becoming extinct.
- The deep freeze has made life easier.

7/


"the + adjective" represents a class of people

Example:

The old
(old people in general).

8/

A/ Before proper names of : seas, rivers, group of islands, chains of mountains, plural names of countries, desert regions

Example: The Atlantic, The Alps

B/ Before names consisting of "noun +of+ noun"
Example: The United states of America

C/ Before the adjectives " east, west,......."+noun
Example: The east end


9/

The is used before proper names consisting of
adjectives + noun or noun +of +noun

Example 1: The National gallery

National : Adjectif
Gallery: Noun

Example 2 : The Tower of london

Tower : noun
London : noun


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مُساهمةموضوع: رد: The definite article "THE"....very important    الخميس 7 أغسطس - 11:08

اقتباس :
[size=32]Omission of "THE"
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The definite article is not used in

1/
Before abstract nouns #محظورpt when they are used in a particular sense

Example
Men fear X death (death: abstract noun)

2/
After a noun in the possessive case or a possessive adjective

Example
It's my blue book

3/
before names of Meals (breakfast, dinner......)

4/
before names of games

Example
He play Golf

5/ before parts of the body, articles of clothing

Example
He took off his coat
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