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the usage of the
Feb 25, 2012 11:57 AM
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The article "the" is used for a noun where you know the exact noun you are talking about. A: "Did you buy a dog yesterday?" [Use 'a' because we don't know which dog B bought. It could be any dog.] B: "Yes I bought a dog. It was a scottie" [Again, up to this point we still don't know which dog."] A: "What is the dog's name?" [Because of the last sentence, we know which dog we are talking about - the dog that B bought - so, we use 'the']
February 25, 2012
minoo
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English, Persian (Farsi)
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