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The word can be used with both single and pluraled nouns and with a noun that starts with any letter. This is known as definite article reduction. The and that are common developments from the same Old English system.Woman Seeking Casual Sex Shelocta
The principles of the use of the definite article in English are described under " Use of articles ". The word the as in phrases like "the more the better", has a distinct origin and etymology and by chance has evolved to be identical to the definite article.
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However, there are certain exceptions:. Since "the" is one of the most frequently used words in English, at various times short abbreviations for it have been found:.
Nofth proposals have been made by individuals for an abbreviation. As a result, the use of a y with an e above it as an abbreviation became common.
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