- With a comparative or more and a verb phrase, establishes a parallel with one or more other such comparatives.
- With a comparative, and often with for it, indicates a result more like said comparative. This can be negated with none.
- Definite grammatical article that implies necessarily that an entity it articulates is presupposed; something already mentioned, or completely specified later in that same sentence, or assumed already completely specified.
- Used before an object considered to be unique, or of which there is only one at a time.
- With a superlative, it and that superlative refer to one object.
- Introducing a term to be taken generically; preceding a name of something standing for a whole class.
- Used before an adjective, indicating all things (especially persons) described by that adjective.
- Used to indicate a certain example of (a noun) which is most usually of concern, or most common or familiar.
- Used before a body part (especially of someone previously mentioned), as an alternative to a possessive pronoun.
- When stressed, indicates that it describes an object which is considered to be best or exclusively worthy of attention.
- The outfielder tracked down the long fly.