I found it interesting, when researching this topic, that the definition for the in Merriam-Webster’s online dictionary is nearly as long as this post -- and that’s for just one set of functions for the word, as a definite article. The also functions, less often, as an adverb (“I like that one the best”) and, rarely, a preposition used in place of per (“Those cost ten dollars the dozen”).
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