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    Default Use Of The Definite Article "the" And The Preposition "in"

    Hello to everybody! How are you? Can I omit the definite article in this sentence?: "THE children wake me up everyday". I suppose not because "children" here are not all the children in the world. I am not talking about children in general. Right?

    Imagine I am outside the house and go in because I wanna play. Should I use the preposition "In" in this sentence?
    "I Want to play "IN""


    Cheers!

    Jesús

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    Default Re: Use Of The Definite Article "the" And The Preposition "in"

    Isn't it be possible to use "children" without 'the' here?

    If you don't tell definite children, I think it could be possible.

    For the second question, how about using "inside" instead of just "in"?

    I prefer to say "I want to play inside(my house).


    I'm not quite sure, so plz correct me! :)

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    Default Re: Use Of The Definite Article "the" And The Preposition "in"

    1 Use 'the' because it's a specific group- yours, presumably.
    2 I'd say 'I want to play inside/indoors'

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