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determiner
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    used when referring to a part of a particular thing

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      used when referring to parts of the body

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    used before dates or periods of time

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    used when explaining which person or thing you are referring to

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    used before a noun that refers to an action, especially when it is followed by 'of'

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    used before the names of seas, rivers, deserts, or groups of mountains

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    used before superlative adjectives and words such as 'first', 'second', 'next', and 'last'

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    used when you are saying what type of musical instrument someone plays

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conscious uncoupling

the act of ending a marriage or romantic relationship in a way which shows that the two people will remain friends …

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astronomer

someone who studies the stars and planets using scientific equipment including telescopes

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silver splitter

someone who divorces or separates from his/her partner in late middle age

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