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    " The dollar is the unit of currency in the US. "

    Can we omit ' the ' to dollar ?

    Can we add ' the ' in front of ' currency ' ?

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    The short answer is no. The dollar is a unit of currency, but in the United States it is the unit of currency. We say the dollar to indicate a specific unit of currency (means of transaction).

    Does that help?

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    At first, I thought using ' the ' is just to emphasize the particular currency among many others. To say it in general, we didn't need to like ' dogs or the dogs ' kind of example.

    But while I checked up in the dic. It seems ' the ' must be attached to ' dollar ' . Then I would say, the grammatical explanation on the article ' the or a ' is not applicable in currencies.

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    Yes. When speaking of it as a currency we say the dollar. (The same applies to any other currency.)

    (Say: is not applicable to)

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    :) Got it

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