The Definite Article, ‘The’: The Most Frequently Used Word in World’s Englishes

Research Journal of English Language and Literature, Volume 2, Issue 3, 2014

4 Pages Posted: 19 Nov 2014

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Aditya Panda

Central Institute of Indian Languages

Date Written: September 14, 2014

Abstract

This paper will highlight on the most frequently used word in the English language of the World. We have many varieties of English language in the world now. There are words which have been used more frequently in all these varieties. Based on the conducted surveys, it is found that the word, ‘the’, is used most frequently in all these varieties. This paper will describe about the most frequently used word, ‘the’.

Keywords: definite article, frequency, function words, content words

Suggested Citation

Panda, Aditya, The Definite Article, ‘The’: The Most Frequently Used Word in World’s Englishes (September 14, 2014). Research Journal of English Language and Literature, Volume 2, Issue 3, 2014 . Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2526603

Aditya Panda (Contact Author)

Central Institute of Indian Languages ( email )

Mysore
India

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