Places of Article The Ielts Exams Preparation English Grammar
With ordinals; as,
He was the first man to arrive;
Before the names of certain books; as,
the Ravi river,The Badshahi Mosque etc.
Before an adjective when the noun is understood; as,
The poor are always with us.
Before a noun (with emphasis) to give the force of a Super lative; as,
The Verb is the word (= the chief word) in a sentence.
Before names of things unique of their kind; as,
The sun, the sky, the ocean, the sea, the earth.
Before a Proper noun when it is qualified by an adjective or a defining adjectival
the immortal Shakespeare: The great Caesar
With Superlatives; as,
The darkest cloud has a silver lining.
This is the best book of elementary chemistry.
Before musical instruments; as,
He can play the flute.
As an Adverb with Comparatives; as,
The more the merrier.
(= by how much more, by so much the merrier)
The more they get, the more they want.