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“The” is like a special word that helps us talk about things we already know or things that are specific. It’s the word we use to talk about a specific thing that both the speaker and the listener know about. We use “the” when we’re talking about something unique or previously mentioned.

For example:


I have a dog. (Any dog, not a specific one.)
I have the dog. (A specific dog we both know about.)

Another Example;

I saw a cat. The cat was gray.

In the first sentence, we say “a cat” because we’re introducing the cat for the first time. In the second sentence, we use “the” before “cat” because now we’re talking about a specific cat—the one mentioned in the first sentence.

So, “the” helps us point to a particular thing and say, “Hey, you know which one I’m talking about!” Cool, right?


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