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    used when you are referring to a particular thing or person that has already been mentioned or is already known about

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      used when it is obvious which one you are referring to because there is only one

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      used when you are referring to familiar things that people deal with regularly

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    used before a singular noun when making a general statement about people or things of a particular type

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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 oceans, rivers, deserts, or groups of mountains

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      used before the names of large public buildings

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    used before an adjective to form a noun when you are referring to the type of thing that is described by the adjective

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

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    used before an adjective to form a plural noun when you are referring to people of a particular type or people from a particular country

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      used before a plural name when you are referring to members of a particular family

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    used when saying whether there is enough of something for a particular purpose

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

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    used when a particular person, thing, or place that you are referring to is the famous one, or is the best or most fashionable

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    used before the name of a dish when ordering food, especially in an expensive restaurant

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