definite article

NOUN
  1. a determiner (as `the' in English) that indicates specificity of reference
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How To Use definite article In A Sentence

  • For instance, if I say “the big, glorious red fortress,” you understand that the definite article captures ideas about the bigness and gloriousness and redness of the fortress as well as that of the fortress itself. The English Is Coming!
  • The man had become a myth and acquired the definite article.
  • A characteristic trait of Danish and the rest of the Nordic languages is the presence of the enclitic definite article. Understanding Each Other in Different Languages
  • Some nouns contain the Old Norse suffixed definite article (i)nn: croopan trunk of the body, fyandin the devil, knorin boat, and the Shetland sea-terms birten fire, hestin horse, monen moon, and sulin sun.
  • Take a look at the definite article for instance, which is denoted by a suffix in the Scandinavian languages ("bord-et", "banan-en"), and only precedes nouns as a distinct word in the West Germanic manner when the nouns are qualified by adjectives ("det nye hus" instead of "huset"). languagehat.com: LOWLANDS LANGUAGES.
  • Having evoked these schemata, the writer can safely point at features of them, using the definite article (which, remember, signifies “you know which one”). A is for Articles (2) « An A-Z of ELT
  • It means "the", which otherwise you don't get in Slavic languages (though the neighbouring non-Slavic Albanian and Romanian also use a suffix to form the definite article). И сонцето е ѕвезда
  • English does not require the use of gender-differentiated forms of the definite article and other similar words.
  • In English, the definite article, the demonstrative and the qualification adjective are neutral as to gender variation.
  • It's the nominative masculine plural definite article.
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