How to use the definite article in English

How to use the definite article in English

You want to learn how to use the definite article in English? You've come to the right place! Scroll down and see the short English lessons complete with useful examples. The apple, the house, the book... we'll teach you about the English definite article in a simple, clear and enjoyable way.

The English definite article

The definite article is what we call the word 'the' in English. The definite article is used with nouns. The English definite article 'the' is 'the' in English.

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the city
the kitchen
the flower
the sister
the month
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Step 4 : The definite article in English

The definite article is what we call the word the in English. The definite article is used with nouns. Using the nouns book, chair and door (book, chair, door) which you learned in Step 3, learn how to use the definite article with each of the nouns. The nouns together with the definite article are the book, the chair and the door (the book, the chair, the door). You can scroll to the top of this page to see a short lesson about the definite article in English including useful examples. Once you have learned to use the definite article with the English nouns book, chair and door, you're ready to move on to Step 5 (the plural in English).

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