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    Default (the) students' questions in the chemistry class(es)

    Hi,

    Question:
    Which sentence is the most grammatically correct?
    I will be appreciated if you provide the reason for answers


    Sentence1:
    I would answer students' questions in the chemistry class.
    Sentence2:
    I would answer the students' questions in the chemistry class.
    Sentence3:
    I would answer students' questions in the chemistry classes.
    Sentence4:
    I would answer the students' questions in the chemistry classes.


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    Default Re: (the) students' questions in the chemistry class(es)

    Sentence1:
    I would answer students' questions in the chemistry class.
    Sentence2:
    I would answer the students' questions in the chemistry class.
    Sentence3:
    I would answer students' questions in the chemistry classes.
    Sentence4:
    I would answer the students' questions in the chemistry classes

    i aint really sure because iam only a student but i will give it a try
    the second sentence is wrong but the first is right , we do not use the article "the" because "students" is a1_ countable noun .2_plural.3_used in a non specific situation which is any students but not specific ones , and i dont think that class or classes affect it in anyway

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    Default Re: (the) students' questions in the chemistry class(es)

    Quote Originally Posted by saddouda View Post
    Sentence1:
    I would answer students' questions in the chemistry class.
    Sentence2:
    I would answer the students' questions in the chemistry class.
    Sentence3:
    I would answer students' questions in the chemistry classes.
    Sentence4:
    I would answer the students' questions in the chemistry classes

    i aint really sure because iam only a student but i will give it a try
    the second sentence is wrong but the first is right , we do not use the article "the" because "students" is a1_ countable noun .2_plural.3_used in a non specific situation which is any students but not specific ones , and i dont think that class or classes affect it in anyway
    Hi,

    I am student as well. I welcome the opportunity to discuss.

    Your opinions:
    "we do not use the article "the" because "students" is a"

    1_ countable noun
    I think we can use "the" regardless the noun is countable or uncountable.

    .2_plural.
    same opinion as (1)

    3_used in a non specific situation which is any students but not specific ones

    I think "the" is optional.
    Reason:
    We have a "the" before chemistry class, so other people will know the questions are in the class.
    So, we don't need to use "the" before students' questions.
    But, using "the" because students' questions is not incorrect.


    Anyone agree with me?
    Last edited by uktous; 24-Feb-2010 at 22:16.

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    Default Re: (the) students' questions in the chemistry class(es)

    Sentence1:
    I would answer students' questions in the chemistry class.
    Sentence2:
    I would answer the students' questions in the chemistry class.
    Sentence3:
    I would answer students' questions in the chemistry classes.
    Sentence4:
    I would answer the students' questions in the chemistry classes.

    This sentence confirms there are (collective) students in the (plural) classes.

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