Definite Article

The definite article is used before a singular or plural noun when the noun is specific. The definite article can also be used with uncountable nouns.

Use the in the following cases:

  • With something already mentioned.
  • When you define a specific object. 
  • With ordinal numbers and superlatives.
  • For nouns with qualification.


  1. To be able to orchestrate a standalone Veeam backup server, you must deploy an Orchestrator agent on the server. The Orchestrator agent will trigger orchestration commands on that server. [already mentioned]
  2. To enhance synthetic operations on Microsoft Windows and shared folder backup repositories, Veeam Backup & Replication uses the Fast Clone technology. [specific technology]
  3. If you have added 10 VMs to the failover plan, Veeam Backup & Replication will undo failover for the first 5 VMs in the list. [ordinal numbers]
  4. This storage optimization option will provide the lowest deduplication ratio and the largest backup file size. [superlatives]
  5. To track the efficiency of data protection, you can create the following reports. [qualification]