The Instigator
Kenostic
Pro (for)
Winning
14 Points
The Contender
Sniperjake1994
Con (against)
Losing
13 Points

The

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Post Voting Period
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after 5 votes the winner is...
Kenostic
Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 2/15/2010 Category: Miscellaneous
Updated: 7 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
Viewed: 1,724 times Debate No: 11201
Debate Rounds (3)
Comments (13)
Votes (5)

 

Kenostic

Pro

The is an important word. It denotes importance and is used often in a variety of situations.
Ex:
I'm going to THE store
Look at THE memorial
I am THE best

It has been recognized and used in a variety of languages, representing a world wide need for the word.

Ex.
The
El/ La
die
ال
その

(English, Spanish German, Afrikaans, Hebrew, and Japanese) Google translator
Sniperjake1994

Con

I negate.
Resolved: The is an important word.

Definitions:
The-denoting one or more people or things already mentioned or assumed to be common knowledge.

"The" is not an important word. "The" does not help you out of situations. It will not protect you.

1. "You, is, because, thanks, we" show more power than just "the." It shows unity rather than being alone.

2. You cannot achieve "the" without a verb. How does it receive the title "the?" By doing something, using a verb.

Than
Debate Round No. 1
Kenostic

Pro

Kenostic forfeited this round.
Sniperjake1994

Con

Okay never mind my comment.
I forgot to thank Keno for this debate due to 5 mins. Sorry.

I'll extend my arguments.

Pro's case:
1. Importance doesn't come without a verb.
Thus it cannot denote without an action. Verbs are more important than "the".
2 "The" can be substituted with other words.

Thank you.
Debate Round No. 2
Kenostic

Pro

Kenostic forfeited this round.
Sniperjake1994

Con

Seeing that my opponent has forfeited. I was hoping for an actual debate. Oh well...vote con.

Voting issues:
Pro has not touched on Con's points.
Pro has not attacked Con's contentions.
And it remains negated.

Vote Con.

P.S note the non usage of "the" in Con's arguments. (excluding quotations and the definitions)
Debate Round No. 3
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Posted by Sniperjake1994 7 years ago
Sniperjake1994
Well you have miraculously won (by voting for yourself and I'm still waiting for the code), so I don't really see the point in doing this again. Good job!
Posted by Kenostic 7 years ago
Kenostic
how about we redo this argument?
Posted by Sniperjake1994 7 years ago
Sniperjake1994
woah, I only had like 5 minutes.
Posted by Kenostic 7 years ago
Kenostic
hehe, i really didn't need to vote.
Posted by Kenostic 7 years ago
Kenostic
I don't think they were undeserved, maybe i should have lost points for conduct, but the rest i won fairly. He was confusing, made no valid points and was overall not convincing. My one argument, i would argue, is better than all of his combined.
Posted by alto2osu 7 years ago
alto2osu
Not much to vote on, since the Con offered incorrect arguments (just with reference to that actual grammatical functioning of a determiner in the English language), but Pro forfeited all the rounds, so who knows how he would have defended himself. Furthermore, Pro's arguments were pretty superficial, as well.

PS- Lame tactic, Pro, to give all the points to oneself undeservedly.
Posted by Kenostic 7 years ago
Kenostic
Oh! do you want to redo this debate?
Posted by Kenostic 7 years ago
Kenostic
Damn! i should have set it a bit longer :'(
Posted by Sniperjake1994 7 years ago
Sniperjake1994
Um, I'm sorry but I don't have alot of minutes to spare. And Kenostic forfeited...so...um...I need to wait a bit. if I don't post for the next 2 rounds. you'll know why.
Posted by Sniperjake1994 7 years ago
Sniperjake1994
I meant thank you.
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