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    albertino is offline Senior Member
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    Default The definite article and zero article

    The replacements which the chemical industry is developing for CFCs are also potent greenhouse gases.

    In the early 1980s, at a time when manufacturing industry was collapsing and the outlook for the unskilled looked particularly bleak, frustration boiled over in a series of riots in London, Bristol, Birmingham, Liverpool, and elsewhere.

    In the above sentences, I would like to aske why one industry is preceded with the definite article while the other is not(zero article).

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    Tdol is offline Editor, UsingEnglish.com
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    Default Re: The definite article and zero article

    The chemical industry is a single industry, but there are many different industries that manufacture- cars, shipbuilding, etc.

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