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    I am kind of confused with the article"the."
    Please take a look at the following sentences:

    The financial aid from the government doesn't help reducing poverty of society.
    Financial aid from the government doesn't help reducing the poverty of society.

    Which one is correct,or neither?

    Thank you in advance.

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    I prefer the second one, but the first one is okay (as far as the placement of the).

    :)

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    Re: the

    Quote Originally Posted by bread
    I am kind of confused with the article"the."
    Please take a look at the following sentences:

    The financial aid from the government doesn't help reducing poverty of society.
    Financial aid from the government doesn't help reducing the poverty of society.

    Which one is correct,or neither?

    Thank you in advance.

    I tend to prefer the first one as it is to emphasize that even the financial aid from the government doesn't help reducing poverty society.

    What do you think?

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    um...

    I agree with you,Henry.
    My question is, if (A) of the (B), where (B) is definite, shall I put a "the" in front of (A)?

    Thanks!

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    Re: the

    Quote Originally Posted by henry
    Quote Originally Posted by bread
    I am kind of confused with the article"the."
    Please take a look at the following sentences:

    The financial aid from the government doesn't help reducing poverty of society.
    Financial aid from the government doesn't help reducing the poverty of society.

    Which one is correct,or neither?

    Thank you in advance.

    I tend to prefer the first one as it is to emphasize that even the financial aid from the government doesn't help reducing poverty society.

    What do you think?
    I don't think you need it unless you want to distinguish the financial aid from some other sort of aid.

    :)

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    Re: um...

    Quote Originally Posted by bread
    I agree with you,Henry.
    My question is, if (A) of the (B), where (B) is definite, shall I put a "the" in front of (A)?

    Thanks!
    It depends on what goes in the first postion. For example, you would say some of the people, but you would say the people of the country.

    Does that help?

    :)

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    Re: the

    Quote Originally Posted by RonBee

    I tend to prefer the first one as it is to emphasize that even the financial aid from the government doesn't help reducing poverty society.

    What do you think?
    I don't think you need it unless you want to distinguish the financial aid from some other sort of aid.

    :)[/quote]

    Yeap. It is correct! It is to distinguish the financial aid from some other sort of aid.

    :)

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    Re: um...

    Quote Originally Posted by RonBee
    Quote Originally Posted by bread
    I agree with you,Henry.
    My question is, if (A) of the (B), where (B) is definite, shall I put a "the" in front of (A)?

    Thanks!
    It depends on what goes in the first postion. For example, you would say some of the people, but you would say the people of the country.

    Does that help?

    :)
    Sorry....I guess I am too dumb to get it...
    Do we say "the clothes of the people" or"clothes of the people?"
    :(
    thanks!

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    Re: the

    Quote Originally Posted by bread
    I am kind of confused with the article"the."
    Please take a look at the following sentences:

    The financial aid from the government doesn't help reducing poverty of society.
    Financial aid from the government doesn't help reducing the poverty of society.

    Which one is correct,or neither?

    Thank you in advance.
    Either can be correct, but in different circumstances. There is no reason to use the beginning "the" unless that particular type of financial aid had already been mentioned. The use of the article makes the "financial aid" something specific. When the article is omitted, it refers to financial aid in general.

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    Re: um...

    Quote Originally Posted by bread
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    Quote Originally Posted by bread
    I agree with you,Henry.
    My question is, if (A) of the (B), where (B) is definite, shall I put a "the" in front of (A)?

    Thanks!
    It depends on what goes in the first postion. For example, you would say some of the people, but you would say the people of the country.

    Does that help?

    :)
    Sorry....I guess I am too dumb to get it...
    Do we say "the clothes of the people" or"clothes of the people?"
    :(
    thanks!
    That's a toughie. My guess is that it would be the first one. Could you give me an example sentence? (Neither seems very likely.)

    :)

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