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  • Hi, I'm Phil from BBC Learning English.

  • I'm going to tell you three facts about 'the'.

  • We use 'the' when referring to a specific thing

  • and both you and the person you're talking

  • to know which one you mean. Please pass me

  • the milk.

  • We can see the bottle so we know

  • it's that one. Number 2...

  • We don't use 'the' when we're talking about something

  • in general. For example, I love chocolate.

  • Number 3...

  • We don't use 'the' when it doesn't matter which

  • thing we're talking about.

  • We usually use 'a' or 'an', here. Give me a cup

  • of tea, I don't care which cup,

  • any cup will do.

Hi, I'm Phil from BBC Learning English.

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3 Facts about 'The': English In A Minute

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    Evangeline posted on 2018/10/14
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