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    #1

    The rules are designed to raise group standards

    Which one? ( I would use the latter. Do we need THE here? )

    A. The rules are designed to raise THE group standards, are good for your English, and are non-negotiable.
    B. The rules are designed to raise group standards, are good for your English, and are non-negotiable.

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    #2

    Re: The rules are designed to raise group standards

    "The" is not needed.

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    Re: The rules are designed to raise group standards

    Would you please elaborate on the reason? Why don't we use 'the' here?

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    #4

    Re: The rules are designed to raise group standards

    The sentence appears to be talking about "groups in general" not a specific group.

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