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Using the example of Irene Adler from “A Scandal in Bohemia” story I like to explain the significance of ARTICLES in English language. 🏻
Remember, how the novel ends? “And that was how a great scandal threatened to affect the kingdom of Bohemia, and how the best plans of Mr. Sherlock Holmes were beaten by a woman's wit. He used to make merry over the cleverness of women, but I have not heard him do it of late. And when he speaks of Irene Adler, or when he refers to her photograph, it is always under the honorable title of THE WOMAN”.
Arthur Conan Doyle used THE WOMAN not without a reason. 🏻 THE definite article is used to make emphasis on a specific, known and concrete person or thing. Tea is personal stuff, as well as THE, so you don’t want to put it anywhere you like. Make sure a thing or a person have already been mentioned in the context to be able to use THE. #supdiane #sherlockweek - 6 hours ago