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    Article needed?

    Hi there,

    do I need an article in the following sentence:

    He thinks that the Hungarians need more money.

    I guess itīs not needed.

    Thank you!

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    Re: Article needed?

    He thinks Hungarians need more money = he thinks Hungarians (in general) need more money

    He thinks the Hungarians need more money = he thinks the Hungarians (a specific group of people) need more money

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    Re: Article needed?

    It depends on the context.

    If you are just talking about (all of the) Hungarians, you don't need "the". "He thinks that Hungarians need more money."

    If, for example, you have been talking about a group of Hungarians, a group of Ukrainians and a group of Germans and you want to say something about the group of Hungarians, you need "the". "He thinks that the Hungarians need more money."

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