The word "the".
How many times can you think of that you used that word?
Quite a bit, right?
There are two ways to pronounce it.
"The" /THEE/ in "The end".
"The" /THUH/ in the sentence : The girl is going to school.
When exactly do you use these two?
/THEE/ pronunciation is made before vowel SOUND (not letter).
/THEE/ can also be used to provided emphasis when you are speaking.
/THUH/ pronunciation is made before a consonant sound.
Example phrases and words:
1. The end.
2. The actor just moved to California.
3. They ate all the apples yesterday.
1. The children are going to school.
2. The movie starts soon.
3. She left after she ran the race.