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I'm responding a test. I write a correct answer:

  • I was telling the stories this time yesterday.
  • He isn't answering the calls at the moment.

Is the use of the definite article in these examples correct?

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  • Why do you think you wouldn't be able to? Please edit this to help us understand why you think these are questionable. – curiousdannii Jul 17 '14 at 6:37
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Instead of:

I was telling the stories this time yesterday.

I was telling stories at this time yesterday.

would be more correct.

And talking about

He isn't answering the calls at the moment.

you can remove the here.(optional)

You should use the when you have to refer to something specific.

Read about where to use the, here and where not to use the, here.

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