Surprisingly, the word ‘the’ is short but it is the most essential word of the English language. It may turn out to be a bit difficult for a few English learners to understand when to use ‘the’. ‘The’ is an article.
Your English language will look more fluent as well as clear when you use ‘the’ correctly. See how the English speakers make use of this word and try understanding how can you make use of the same. Try watching interviews, movies, series to understand how the word is make in use in everday language.
Listen to yourself when you are speaking English and pay attention how you are making the use of that word. When you are talking to someone, understand how that person is using the word and try to replicate it. Only then will you understand how to make use of the same. Include that word when you are writing or speaking.
The American English uses ‘the’ to speak about a particular person, place, or thing. Making use of this words shows how important your message is.
Knowing about the importance of the word, it is equally essential to know when you must not make use of it. Do not use ‘the’ names or family names. When you speak about companies you should add ‘the’ only when using the full name of the company.
For an added practice, listen to English podcasts, watch English movies and listen to English interviews. With this, you will totally understand when and when not to use ‘the’.