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two pronunciations: ðə before a consonant, and ði before a vowel.
 
two pronunciations: ðə before a consonant, and ði before a vowel.
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The sound ð is often deictic.  That means it points to something in the world.  (digit - doigt - deixis)
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e.g.  there, them, they, then, this, that, etc.
  
 
=definite determiner=
 
=definite determiner=

Revision as of 11:25, 17 January 2016

definite article

two pronunciations: ðə before a consonant, and ði before a vowel.

The sound ð is often deictic. That means it points to something in the world. (digit - doigt - deixis)

e.g. there, them, they, then, this, that, etc.

definite determiner

correlative construction

  • The more, the merrier...
  • The longer I waited to go to the hospital, the worse it got...