RULE#5 => THE + UNIQUE NOUNS
|WE USE 'THE' WITH:
RULE#1 SUPERLATIVE ADJECTIVES: the best, the oldest, the most beautiful etc.
RULE#2 MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS: (play) the violin, the piano, the flute etc.
RULE#3 NATIONALITIES: the French, the German, the English etc.
RULE#4 MORNING, EVENING, AFTERNOON: in the afternoon, in the morning etc.
RULE#5 UNIQUE NOUNS: the sun, the earth, the sky etc.
RULE#6 PERSON OR PLACE THAT HAS ALREADY BEEN MENTIONED: I ate an orange yesterday. The orange was juicy and delicious.
|WE DO NOT USE 'THE' WITH:
RULE#7 PROPER NOUNS: John, Amsterdam, Oxfam, Kent etc.
RULE#8 THE NAMES OF MEALS: dinner, supper, lunch, breakfast etc.
RULE#9 THIS/THAT/THESE/THOSE: I don't like
RULE#10 SPORTS/GAMES: swimming, golf, ice hockey, tennis etc.
RULE#11 POSSESSIVES: her, yours, Steven's, dog's etc.
RULE#12 GENERAL PLURAL NOUNS: books, mice, actors, tables etc.