Definite Article

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    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 a VAO agent on the server. The VAO 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]