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    Re: um...

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    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?"
    :(
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    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.)

    :)
    For instance, " the uniforms of the Flower high school students are terribly disgusting."

    Shall I just leave the definite article before uniforms or omit it?

    Thanks! :)

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    Re: um...

    Quote Originally Posted by bread
    For instance, " the uniforms of the Flower high school students are terribly disgusting."

    Shall I just leave the definite article before uniforms or omit it?

    Thanks! :)
    You need the article there. The sentence is referring to specific uniforms, those worn by those students. :wink:

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    What Mike said.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RonBee
    What Mike said.

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