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Old January 04, 2012, 10:57 PM
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Originally Posted by Perikles View Post
I haven't read it all, but I noticed this common error with the definite article. In English, it is not used for general concepts:

All children are young (all in the world)
All the children in this room are young (specifically these, not others)

All examples of grammar are useful (everywhere)
All the examples of grammar in this thread are useful
Thanks Perikles. I wasn't sure on that one. It makes sense either way, but putting "the" in there I guess made it sound more specific to every child in the world. Thanks again.
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