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definite article


The Definite Article 'the' is used-
1) To refer to a particular person or thing.
e.g.: 1) I found the pen that I lost.
2) The man I told you about, wants to meet you.

*2) To a singular noun which is meant to represent a whole class.
e.g.: 1) The cow is a useful animal.
2) The rose is the most beautiful flower.

*3) To refer to names of gulfs, rivers,
seas, oceans, groups of islands and mountain ranges.
e.g.: The persian gulf, The Ganges, The pacific ocean,
The Himalayas, The Black sea etc.

*4) Before the names of holy books;
e.g.: The Quran, The Ramayana, The Bible etc.

*5) Before common nouns which are unique in nature.
e.g.: The sun, The moon, The sky, The earth.

6) With superlatives:
e.g.: The best, The largest, The highest, The greatest.

*7) With ordinals:
e.g.: The first, The second, The third etc.

*8) Before musical instruments:
e.g.: The flute, The veena, The violin, The guitar etc.

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