|"THE"-as a determiner or "you know what I mean".|
|"THE"-is used especially before a noun, that helps in identifying what we are referring to like things or persons.|
|If we don't know what we are referring to we use a/an in it.|
We will go to the beach. : The listener already identifies were.
I wanted to have the laptop. : The one that the speaker and listener saw.
Please handle me the book. : Already identifies the item.
Let's have a play. :Speaker doesn't say what kind.
I don't want to buy a fruit. :Doesn't say what kind.
I don't like an old story. :Does not tell what type.
|When we use "the", the listener or the reader already know what me mean because:|
|1.It was already mentioned.|
|-They have two pets, a Labrador and a Pitbull. The Labrador is a boy and the Pitbull is a girl.|
|2.When we identify who or what we are talking to.|
|-Did you saw the boys who was talking with Shane earlier?|
-I don't like the blue bag.
|3. What we mean is already identified from the situation.|
|-Could you please pass to me the salt?|
-Please pick up the trashes.
-Shanielle is in the library.
|"THE"-the only one|
The listener or the reader may directly know what we mean because its the only one and there is no other choices.
|-I haven't seen the skies so blue.|
-It's been days since the rain started.
-I hope the flood will stop.
|When not to use "THE"|
1.Never use "the" with possessive and demonstrative.
2.Usually don't use "the" with singular proper nouns.
3.If in general terms never use an article into it.