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Penz
Posted: Wednesday, April 7, 2021 8:30:07 PM

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In Justice League, Martha admits the truth.
Quote:
"Truth is, the house is too big for me to live in by myself, anyway."


In Iron-man, Tony admits the truth.
The truth is..I am Iron-man.

Why the second dialogue has a "the"?

What's the difference?
thar
Posted: Wednesday, April 7, 2021 8:55:57 PM

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You.omit some words in natural conversation.

The 'the' is grammatically correct but omitted in natural speech.
Penz
Posted: Wednesday, April 7, 2021 9:35:35 PM

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Thank you so much.
georgew
Posted: Wednesday, April 7, 2021 10:53:14 PM

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Penz wrote:
In Justice League, Martha admits the truth.
Quote:
"Truth is, the house is too big for me to live in by myself, anyway."


In Iron-man, Tony admits the truth.
The truth is..I am Iron-man.

Why the second dialogue has a "the"?

What's the difference?


Why DOES the second dialogue have a "the"?


Sarrriesfan
Posted: Thursday, April 8, 2021 12:30:08 AM

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“Why the second dialogue has a "the"?

Because Tony is making a formal statement rather than speaking in a naturalistic way.
It’s the same reason why the court oath says “The truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth” .
Penz
Posted: Thursday, April 8, 2021 1:04:14 AM

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Thank you all.

And thanks for correcting my question too, Georgew.
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