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adjective absolute, accurate, actual, allowed, ascertained, assured, attested, authoritative, axiomatic, beeond all dispute, beyond all question, bound, bounded with precision, categorical, certain, certified, certus, clear, conclusive, confident, constitutus, convinced, correct, decided, decisive, definitus, demonstrable, determinate, distinct, doubtless, ensured, established, evident, evidential, exact, existing, express, firm, fixed, fully conninced, granted, guaranteed, having fixed limits, immutable, inappealable, incommutable, incontestable, indisputable, indubious, indubitable, inescapable, inevasible, inevitable, inexorable, inflexible, insured, invariable, inviolate, irrefragable, irrefutable, irresistible, irreversible, irrevocable, persuaded, positive, precisely bounded, quantified, questionless, real, reliable, resolute, satisfied, secure, settled, stated, strictly defined, tested, true, unchanging, unconfuted, uncontested, undisputed, undoubting, unequivocal, unerring, unfaltering, unhesitating, unimpeachable, univocal, unmistakable, unqualified, unquestioned, unrefuted, unsuspecting, unsuspicious, unwavering, veritable, well-defined, well-marked
Associated concepts: definite and certain, definite class, deffnite description, definite failure of issue, definite interest, definite location, definite period, definite quantity, definite sentence, definite term
See also: absolute, actual, apparent, axiomatic, categorical, certain, clear, cogent, cognizable, coherent, conclusive, concrete, conspicuous, corporeal, decisive, definitive, demonstrable, determinative, distinct, dogmatic, explicit, express, factual, fixed, inappealable, incontestable, incontrovertible, individual, indubious, inevitable, irrevocable, limited, official, overt, palpable, particular, perceptible, peremptory, positive, precise, reliable, resounding, separate, several, specific, tangible, unalienable, unalterable, unambiguous, unequivocal
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So far, the distribution and interpretation of numeral phrases with--perani resembles what in English would consist of a numeral phrase with a definite article, either as a description ('the three N') or as a pronoun ('the three of them').
The presence or absence of the definite article with the ordinal numeral and the noun "day" makes an enormous difference in meaning.
Gerace (Reggio Calabria) a 'seddza 'tua la sedia tua Putignano (Bari) u 'kane 'meje/'tcwe/'scwe il cane mio/tuo/ suo Taranto a 'skarpa 'mi:je la scarpa mia (Manzini and Savoia 560-61) In these dialects, possessive constructions with kinship terms (and a few other nouns, such as casa) are also unique, since the possessive is enclitic to the noun and the definite article does not appear.
Taken together, the results from Experiments 1 and 2 indicate that 24-month-olds were able to use the indefinite articles, 'un' or 'una' but unable to use the definite article 'el' or 'la' to infer a target.
If the grammar texts tell us that the use of a definite article ("the") indicates that its noun is a particular one identifiable to the listener, then what would be more deserving of "the" than cerebral palsy, autism, Down syndrome, Fragile X and the other disorders that are common place to EP readers?
I.e., the definite article is more natural than the indefinite article.
It is generally accepted that the use of the first falls into two major categories: generic and non-generic use (Celce-Murcia & Larsen-Freeman, 1999; Hawkins, 2001; Quirk et al., 1985).The definite article the can be potentially used with all types of nouns: count singular, count plural and non-count, as Huddleston and Pullum (2002:368) postulate.
Frodesen & Eyring (2003: 78) follow Master (1990) and explain that "an indefinite article (a/an or [theta]) classifies a noun and shows that it represents or reflects a type, group, or a class distinct from some other type, group or class," while the definite article the can "identify a noun and show that it has been singled out in some way." Table 1 summarizes these concepts in the way that modern ESL/EFL textbooks present them.
By my references, "all" and "some" in Arabic are masculine and take the definite article the C* Thus, I would tell the readers, you are all wrong and you are all right.
The excitement of the definite article. What's inside one thing is
Examples are given in phonology, e.g., the issue of old BGDKPT (t > t > t > t) and the velar fricatives *x and *g (h > x > h), and their various reflections in several Neo-Aramaic dialects, suggesting a "circular linguistic evolution," or a "linguistic perpetuum mobile." In morphology, Jastrow deals with the history of the definite article in Aramaic.