Once when I was perhaps five my father took me hunting with him. We walked quite a ways. There was a lot of tall grass which was difficult for me to walk through. When we came to the tree my father stopped. It had good shade. Dad got out our lunch and we ate it.
OK, now re-read that paragraph which I just made up. Look for the definite article “the” and think about whether or not it sounds appropriate in the context of just this amount of story. Does that “the” sound right to your ears? What other word might sound better instead of “the”?
In my next post I’ll tell you how this relates to English Bible translation.