633 – Using THE

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Joe plays piano. He plays the piano? She is the tallest girl. She’s tallest? Recently, A lot of people have asked me about using the. that’s a great topic so, let’s study together.

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  • Elena is the tallest girl in the class.
  • The county courthouse is the oldest building in this town.
  • That rocket has the most powerful engine ever made.
  • The kangaroo is found only in Australia. The kangaroo.  I’m not talking about 1 kangaroo.  I use the kangaroo to talk about the entire species of that animal.
  • The wolf is not really a dangerous animal.
  • Over the past 25 years, the computer and the Internet have changed how we live our lives.
  • Joe plays the piano really well.  Here, I’m not talking  about one particular piano.  Joe plays the piano really well means that Joe is a good piano player. 
  • Amber told me that her sister is learning to play the drums.
  • In that music college,  there are more people who play the guitar than people who play the piano or the drums.
  • The subway. Lyn told me that the subway in Taipei is very clean and efficient.
  • The radio. Tefo likes to listen to the baseball game on the radio in his car.
  • The police. When Naoko got into the car accident, she called the police as soon as she pulled her car over. 
  • Life can be very hard for the poor.
  • Those politicians said that the rich should pay more taxes.
  • Katy works for a group to help the disabled.

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