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What is the difference between 'te' and 'the'?

What is the difference between 'te' and 'the'?

The words te and the are often confused because of their similar spelling. In this article, we explain the difference between them.

The means denoting a specific noun when used as a determiner.

Te means the seventh note of a major scale: si when used as a noun.

A good way to remember the difference is COME UP WITH SOMETHING HERE.

Out of the two words, 'the' is the most common. It appears about 709 times more frequently than 'te'.



It's easy to mistype words that have similar spellings like the and te.

The is a determiner or definite article that denotes a specific noun or nouns.

Te is a noun relating to music. It means "the seventh tone of a diatonic scale."

Is the phrase 'te te te te' or 'the the the the'?

The right phrase is 'te te te te'. These phrases are often confused because they look similar.

Is the phrase 'te te te te' or 'the the the the'?

The right expression is 'te te te te'. These phrases are often confused because they are easy to mistype.

Should I use 'te te te te' or 'the the the the'?

The right phrase is 'te te te te'. These phrases are often confused because they appear similar.

Is the phrase 'te te te te' or 'the the the the'?

You should use 'te te te te'. These phrases are often confused because they appear similar.

What's the correct phrase 'pa ma yin te' or 'pa ma yin the'?

The right phrase is 'pa ma yin te'. These phrases are often confused because they appear similar.

Is the expression 'On the other hand' or 'On te oter hand'?

The right phrase is 'On the other hand'. These phrases are often confused because of their similar spelling.

Which is right 'the other hand ,' or 'te oter hand ,'?

The correct expression is 'the other hand ,'. These phrases are often confused because they are easy to mistype.

What's the right phrase 'at the same time' or 'at te same time'?

The right expression is 'at the same time'. These phrases are often confused because they appear similar.

Is the expression 'in the United States' or 'in te United States'?

You should use 'in the United States'. These phrases are often confused because they are easy to mistype.

Is the correct phrase 'of the United States' or 'of te United States'?

The right phrase is 'of the United States'. These phrases are often confused because they are easy to mistype.

A synonym of te is: ti

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The definitions in this article were adapted from Wiktionary.

Dictionary Definition of teDictionary Definition of the

Examples of te in a sentence

Dios te salve, María, llena eres de gracia.
- Gutshot Straight by Lou Berney
Écoute, je ne peux vraiment pas te parler maintenant.
- Good Things I Wish You by A. Manette Ansay
There will be Te Deums sung in Catholic churches all over Europe if King Billie wins.
- The Rebels of Ireland: The Dublin Saga by Edward Rutherfurd
Te I provideswimming skills needed, Leonardo has repaired your weapon.
- Renaissance by Oliver Bowden
I wan’ shing song er te’ story!
- Maggie: A Girl of the Streets and Other Writings About New York by Stephen Crane

Examples of the in a sentence

The Heart of Devin MacKade [070-066-4.6]
- The heart of Devin MacKade by Nora Roberts
The strong, capable hand of a man who worked for his living.
- Mystery Bride by B. J. Daniels
THE BATTLE
- The Battle of the Labyrinth by Rick Riordan
A Signet Book / published by arrangement with the author
- Nothing gold can stay by Dana Stabenow
THE FIONAVAR TAPESTRY BOOK 2
- The wandering fire by Guy Gavriel Kay
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