Unit 52: THE
We can use the at the beginning of a noun phrase. The form of the never changes: it is the same for singular, plural and mass nouns. This unit tells you when to use it.
When we can understand which thing / person
FROM THE SITUATION:
It was a busy day. The restaurant was very crowded.
(The restaurant that I worked in today.)
We had a profitable shift. The restaurant brought in a lot of money and so did the bar.
(The restaurant and the bar this shift.)
When I left the restaurant, I shut off the lights and the cash register..
(The lights and the cash register in the restaurant)
BECAUSE IT IS WELL KNOWN:
The manager is increasing the prices again.
When we say which thing / person
The utensils in IKEA are rather inexpensive.
I cooked dinner on the Friday before last.
It was the second time he had been there.
The history of your restaurant is very interesting.
WITH MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS:
She plays the piano beautifully.
WITH SOME PROPER NOUNS (Unit 48 ).
NOTICE: The, or a/ an/ some/ any, or nothing at all? (Unit 54)