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How to Use The - Articles in English Grammar

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Do you know how to use THE in English? It can be very confusing. If your language doesn’t have a word like the, learning how to use the correctly can be very difficult. Leave us a comment and practice what you learned in the lesson! In this class, we'll look at some simple advice and basic rules which will make it easier to remember how to use the correctly in English. See the full version of this lesson with a quiz on our website: https://www.oxfordonlineenglish.com/use-the. Contents: 1. What Does 'The' Mean? 1:47L 2. 'The' = WE Know Which One You Mean 2:48 3. How Do You Know If a Noun Needs 'The'? 6:45 4. When Not to Use 'The' 11:06 This lesson can help you: - Understand what exactly The means. - Learn how to use The to talk about specific things. - Recognize when a noun needs The. - See when not to use The See more free English lessons like this one on our website: https://www.oxfordonlineenglish.com/.
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Salim Kazi (15 days ago)
Please, could you upload a lecture on artical A and An use in the sentence.
Oxford Online English (15 days ago)
Hi Salim, we will try to do that in the future. Thanks for watching!
Silas HV (17 days ago)
I hope Oxford Online English will make some videos regarding hereto, thereto, hereunder, herein or something like that. I encounter it every day when working but I don't know them exactly and clearly. I wish you can help me. Thanks a lot.
Oxford Online English (15 days ago)
Thanks for the suggestion, Silas!
kumar shiva (1 month ago)
How to use OF
Oxford Online English (1 month ago)
Thanks for sharing your comment. Our certified English teachers can help you with online classes. You can book a trial lesson here: https://www.oxfordonlineenglish.com/book-first-class.
This video is helpful. But I have 2 questions. 1.Are all following sentences accepted? ' She is playing piano.' ' She is playing the piano.' ' She is playing a piano. ' 2. Why do you use 'the' before 'Taj Mahal' when it is a name? Thank you very much.
Oxford Online English (1 month ago)
Good questions, Thúy. With instruments, you don't always have to use an article. All of your sentences for #1 are acceptable, depending on the situation. We use 'the' before famous landmarks because there is usually only one; it is 'The' Taj Mahal.
yong luo (1 month ago)
thank you teachers !
Rasheed Ahmad (2 months ago)
This is the quality lesson on the topic. Is my sentence correct?
Oxford Online English (1 month ago)
It is one of many possible lessons, Rasheed, so here you would use 'a quality lesson'.
Ahmed Ghraiby (2 months ago)
It was such a useful video thanks both of you.
Gurjant Singh (2 months ago)
Sir and mam,actually your are doing excellent work for students those want to learn English particularly which belongs to Punjab India.could you tell how can I get 9 band within 1 month?
Oxford Online English (2 months ago)
Glad you enjoy the lessons, Gurjant. We have some IELTS lessons that might be helpful for you: https://www.oxfordonlineenglish.com/free-ielts-preparation-lessons.
ahsan habib (2 months ago)
Oli is the best teacher
هادي مياح (2 months ago)
Hi I'm from Iraq thank you so much for this useful lesson .
Oxford Online English (2 months ago)
Glad you found the lesson useful!
Mantasha Khan (2 months ago)
I eat meal or I eat the meal? Plz help me get out of this confusion.
Mantasha Khan (2 months ago)
+Oxford Online English Thank you Pxford online english! Singular, countable, specific.
Oxford Online English (2 months ago)
Good question, Mantasha. I eat 'the' meal. It is a singular, countable noun referring to one specific thing.
sukh singh (2 months ago)
thanks a lot for this video.. it is very useful for me. thanks again👏👏👏👏
Oxford Online English (2 months ago)
Thanks so much for the support, Sukh!
Snehal Hedau (2 months ago)
I got 8 out of 8. Thanks for sharing your valuable tips here to improve one's understanding of English grammar.
Snehal Hedau (2 months ago)
+Oxford Online English Thank you.
Oxford Online English (2 months ago)
Nice work, Snehal!
Doantrang Mach (2 months ago)
Thank you very much . This video helps me . So I am right when I say ' She is playing the guitar ' because guitar is singular and countable noun .
Doantrang Mach (2 months ago)
Thank you very much
Oxford Online English (2 months ago)
Exactly, Doantrang!
saad ali (2 months ago)
Thank you for all
kia McCarty (2 months ago)
Hi. Thanks for this practical video. It's very helpful to me. Please make more programs about phrasal verbs. They are too distracting for me.
Oxford Online English (2 months ago)
Thanks for the suggestion, Ali! Keep checking back for new videos!
Sadiq Khan Sadiq Khan (2 months ago)
How to write a good easy in English? Could you tell me what?
ritu sonii (2 months ago)
Very nice video I have a doubt regarding preposition Would u plssss tell me which is correct-i am in a meeting or I am at the meeting Plsss solve my doubt plsssss
Sıla Gökçek (2 months ago)
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Oxford Online English (2 months ago)
Thanks for the support, Sila!
asif asif (2 months ago)
It's very useful video.
Oxford Online English (2 months ago)
Thanks for the comment, Asif!
PC (2 months ago)
Should I use "The" in the following example? The NOTCH PROTEIN ..... or NOTCH protein? Thanks in advance!
Oxford Online English (2 months ago)
It really depends on the full sentence; when thinking about articles, always think in full phrases and sentences, because article use depends on meaning.
abrahim yahya (2 months ago)
Thanks so much
Terlan Rehimov (2 months ago)
that is amazing guys respect all of you sooo short and sooo important , of course wee hope continues
Oxford Online English (2 months ago)
We are happy you enjoy it, Terlan! Thanks for the support.
Moulail Djamalati (2 months ago)
thank you a lot Oxford online English
Dawit Tom (2 months ago)
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Roshan ramesh (2 months ago)
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Cynic Psyche (2 months ago)
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Oxford Online English (2 months ago)
Thanks for watching and glad you like it!
jacky (2 months ago)
Thanks for teaching us. It is exceptionally useful.😊😊 thumb up 👍👍👌
Oxford Online English (2 months ago)
So glad you found it useful, Jacky!
Fikadu Tadese (2 months ago)
Thank you guys for demonstrate
женя корнеев (2 months ago)
It's very terrible and funny "the" for my ears and I must use it very often in English. Oh, no. 😭 You should change this rule in your language. 😂
Oxford Online English (2 months ago)
😄
Anil Gupta (2 months ago)
please sir, make video on passive gerund infinitive of all advanced grammar structure
Oxford Online English (2 months ago)
Thanks for the suggestion! Keep checking back for new videos!
Anil Gupta (2 months ago)
superb
Oxford Online English (2 months ago)
Thanks for watching, Anil!
REHAN SEKH (2 months ago)
Thanks a lot.
Oxford Online English (2 months ago)
Thanks for watching, Rehan!
Alexandr Padalka (2 months ago)
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Oxford Online English (2 months ago)
Thanks for the support, Alexandr!
Ghofran EL KHATTOUTI (2 months ago)
In a restaurant, you wanna go to the WC. So do you ask : Where are toilets ? Or Where are the toilets ?
Oxford Online English (2 months ago)
Think about it: is it obvious which toilets you're referring to, or not?
Rachel Green (2 months ago)
Now I know why " the Sun". Thanks a lot.
Oxford Online English (2 months ago)
Glad you found the lesson useful, Rachel!
Dol Teach (2 months ago)
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Dol Teach (2 months ago)
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Oxford Online English (2 months ago)
Thanks for the support!
Bangla Audiobook (2 months ago)
Hi OOE, I need to know How to answer the question, tell me something about yourself? Please make a video on this topic. Thanks in advance.
Oxford Online English (2 months ago)
Thanks for the suggestion, Kulsum! Keep checking back for new videos!
Angika Singh (2 months ago)
Please make a video how and where to use (their) and (there). I find it really very difficult to use them👆
Snehal Hedau (2 months ago)
Hi, I would like to answer this question. THEIR is a possessive form. THERE is opposite to HERE. Most of the people live there. That is their luggage. Sometimes, for framing sentences, we use THERE. There are so many things to learn on youtube, especially about English.
Oxford Online English (2 months ago)
Thanks for the suggestion, Angika! Keep checking back for new videos!
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Oxford Online English (2 months ago)
Thanks for watching!
Irfan Ali (2 months ago)
Thank you very much for such a valuable lesson. I have been struggling for long time with this article.😃
Oxford Online English (2 months ago)
We're happy you found the lesson useful, Irfan!
anudeep boddu (2 months ago)
I really think that we may need to watch this video as many times as possible to remember the rules to use 'The' article and master these rules perfectly. Please correct me if I'm grammatically wrong anywhere in forming the before statement.
Oxford Online English (2 months ago)
Thanks for the comment, Anudeep!
Saief Aldien (2 months ago)
The video give us practical tips for using "the " correctly . Thank you so much
Oxford Online English (2 months ago)
Thanks for watching, Saief!
umesh sharma (2 months ago)
Thanks a lot for enriching my knowledge about the tuffest topic of english.
Oxford Online English (2 months ago)
Thanks for watching, Umesh! Glad you enjoyed the lesson!
YouTube Red (2 months ago)
Thank you Very nice
Oxford Online English (2 months ago)
Thanks for the comment!
lobsang yonten (2 months ago)
Really nice Teacher. Thanks you two are. Life life you two
Oxford Online English (2 months ago)
Thanks very much for watching!
sahabuddin soton (2 months ago)
Too much lenghty video for this small rule.
Shish Sha (2 months ago)
Thsnk you very mach
Oxford Online English (2 months ago)
Here's a challenge: write 100 words about yourself in English without making any mistakes with articles. Then, you can tell us that the video was too long for you.
Олена Середа (2 months ago)
In which cases we use the Earth and Earth?
Oxford Online English (2 months ago)
Thanks for the comment, Olena! Here's a tip: think in sentences. If you ask about 'Earth' vs. 'the Earth', that's very abstract. Can you make or find sentences with 'Earth' and 'the Earth'? It will make your question (and the answer) much clearer.
Sena Tamie (2 months ago)
Thank you so much !
Oxford Online English (2 months ago)
Thanks for the support, Sena!
Miyamoto Moosashi (2 months ago)
Thank you so much for the practical advice about using"The".
Oxford Online English (2 months ago)
Glad you enjoyed the lesson, Miyamoto!
Mohamed ALGeriano (2 months ago)
I'm a non native teacher of English u r saving me with these awesome vids
Oxford Online English (2 months ago)
Glad you found the lesson useful, Mohamed!
raad alhashimi (2 months ago)
Thank you 🌷.
Oxford Online English (2 months ago)
Thanks for the comment, Raad!
t h e d o n n (2 months ago)
Thank you so much for THE lesson...
Oxford Online English (2 months ago)
You're welcome! Thanks for watching!
W P (2 months ago)
thank you
Oxford Online English (2 months ago)
Thanks for watching!
lukas lukas (2 months ago)
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Oxford Online English (2 months ago)
Thanks for the support, Lukas!
junior homaidi (2 months ago)
Thanx a lot
Oxford Online English (2 months ago)
Thanks for watching, Junior!
Yaxye cabdi kafi (2 months ago)
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Oxford Online English (2 months ago)
If only someone had made a detailed, clear video explaining this topic in... Oh, wait, here it is: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fzIxD1jXn44
Ái Duyên Lê Nguyễn (2 months ago)
Thank you so much! It helps me so much!
Oxford Online English (2 months ago)
Thanks for the comment, and glad you found the lesson useful!
Nadeem Ahmad (2 months ago)
Thanks a million
Oxford Online English (2 months ago)
Thanks for watching, Nadeem!
The Second (2 months ago)
Em the first one ☝️!!
The Second (2 months ago)
Oxford Online English exactly it’s coincidental with the today’s lesson & my username! I understand “The Second” means(Time Of second). I enjoyed a lot today’s lesson. Great thanks!!
Oxford Online English (2 months ago)
Ironic considering your username :)
doha mostafa (2 months ago)
I can't go with you I(am doing, going to do) my homework tonight Which is correct please please
junior homaidi (2 months ago)
Ooh!
doha mostafa (2 months ago)
junior homaidi But this question's answer is the latter choose as it's written a book So I'm so confused
junior homaidi (2 months ago)
Going to do it

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