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.

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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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