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    Default Is it correct?

    Hello,

    Like any profession, medicine too has its share of black sheep (or the black sheep?)

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    Abusaad

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    Default Re: Is it correct?

    Quote Originally Posted by Abusaad
    Hello,

    Like any profession, medicine too has its share of black sheep (or the black sheep?)

    Regards
    Abusaad
    Without "the", the noun "black sheep" refers to the group in general, and with "the", the noun "black sheep" refers to a specific group, so you would need to qualify it, like this,

    . . . the black sheep that go into a profession just for the money.

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