Notes On Definite Articles - Usage - CBSE Class 7 English Grammar

The definite article the:

It's used when the speaker talks about a specific object that both the person speaking and the listener know.

  • The car over there is fast.
  • The president of the United States is giving a speech tonight.

When we speak of something or someone for the first time we use a or an, the next time we repeat that object we use the definite article the.

  • I live in a house. The house is quite old and has four bedrooms.
  • I ate in a Chinese restaurant. The restaurant was very good.

Summary

The definite article the:

It's used when the speaker talks about a specific object that both the person speaking and the listener know.

  • The car over there is fast.
  • The president of the United States is giving a speech tonight.

When we speak of something or someone for the first time we use a or an, the next time we repeat that object we use the definite article the.

  • I live in a house. The house is quite old and has four bedrooms.
  • I ate in a Chinese restaurant. The restaurant was very good.
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