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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.
  
The sound ð is often deictic.  That means it points to something in the world.  (digit - doigt - deixis)
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The sound <span style="color:darkgreen;">ð</span> is often <i>deictic</i>.  That means it points to something in the world (or something that's been pointed out earlier in the course of discussion).  (digit - doigt - deixis)
  
e.g.  there, them, they, then, this, that, etc.
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e.g.  there, them, they, then, this, that, thus, therefore, these, those, thither, whither, etc.
  
 
=definite determiner=
 
=definite determiner=

Revision as of 11:31, 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 (or something that's been pointed out earlier in the course of discussion). (digit - doigt - deixis)

e.g. there, them, they, then, this, that, thus, therefore, these, those, thither, whither, etc.

definite determiner

correlative construction

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