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Friday, 30 March 2018

Grammar Bytes: Pronouncing Definite Article, the

Pronouncing Definite Article, the

If the definite article the comes before a word that begins with a vowel,
pronounce it thee.
Ú <thee> event
If the definite article the comes before a word that begins with a consonant,
pronounce it like thuh
Ú <thuh> cathedral
If you need to stress the, pronounce it thee, even if it comes before a word beginning with a consonant.
Ú <thee>The wheel is the mother of all inventions.