Unit 52: THE
We can use the at the beginning of a noun phrase. The form of the never changes: it is the same for singular, plural and mass nouns. This unit tells you when to use it.
When we can understand which thing / person
FROM THE SITUATION:
It was a terrible journey. The plane was very crowded.
(The plane that I travelled on.)
We had a lovely holiday. The weather was wonderful and so was the food.
(The weather and the food on holiday.)
When I got home, I went into the living room and turned on the TV.
(The room and the TV in my house.)
BECAUSE IT IS WELL KNOWN:
The government is increasing taxes again.
When we say which thing / person
The stores in Manulife Place are rather expensive.
I saw her on the Friday before last.
It was the second time he had been there.
The history of your country is very interesting.
WITH MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS:
She plays the piano beautifully.
WITH SOME PROPER NOUNS (Unit 48 ).
NOTICE: The, or a/ an/ some/ any, or nothing at all? (Unit 54)