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    #1

    music festivals are great

    If we say

    "Music festivals are great!The singers love them because they have the chance to meet their fans."

    Is it correct?

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    Re: music festivals are great

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    If we say

    "Music festivals are great!The singers love them because they have the chance to meet their fans."

    Is it correct?
    Is there any particular part that you think is incorrect?

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    Re: music festivals are great

    Actually,
    I am not sure if the definite article "the" before singers is correct or should be omitted .


    Thank you

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    Re: music festivals are great

    Quote Originally Posted by snoopya1984 View Post
    Actually,
    I am not sure if the definite article "the" before singers is correct or should be omitted .
    You could omit 'the'. With 'the' you are referring to those singers who are participating; without it, you are referring to singers in general.

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    Re: music festivals are great

    The same applies if I say "Music festivals are great!The boys love them!"or there its better to say "boys love them" without the article.

    Thanks again

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    #6

    Re: music festivals are great

    Quote Originally Posted by snoopya1984 View Post
    The same applies if I say "Music festivals are great!The boys love them!"or there its better to say "boys love them" without the article.

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    Which boys are you talking about? All male humans below the age of 16? If so, then you can stick with "Boys love them". This suggests that all boys in the world love music festivals and possibly that girls don't love them.

    If you say "The boys love them" you would need to be sure that your audience knows which boys you are talking about.

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    #7

    Re: music festivals are great

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    If you say "The boys love them" you would need to be sure that your audience knows which boys you are talking about.
    My sweet boys, duckie.

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