- Homophone Note
|part of speech:
||used before nouns or noun phrases in order to specify something already understood.
The book (that I just mentioned) is a classic.
||used before titles.
the Prime Minister
||used to indicate something fashionable or distinctive.
the restaurant in town
||used before nouns of climate or natural forces.
the weatherthe sun
||used before the proper name of a group.
||used before a proper geographic name.
the Mississippi River
||used to indicate a decade.
||used before an adjective to convert it into a noun.
Should I wear the red or the green (dress)?
||used to indicate a generic group.
the animalsthe plants
He didn't have the stamina to finish.
It sells for sixty cents the bushel.They are paid by the hour.
The words the1
can sound alike, but they have different meanings.