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    Grammar error

    Hi, I am unable to spot the error in one of the sentences given below. Can any one help me in finding the error? And also please give an expanation for the correct answer.

    1.When I ride in an airplane over the clouds, I imagine I can fly.
    2. My hands rest on the keyboard when I type letters to my friends.
    3. Eating fruit or vegetables every day is good for me.
    4. Sometimes I feel like dancing in street.
    5. To err is human; to foul things up completely requires a computer.

    Thanks.

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    4. Sometimes I feel like dancing in THE street.

    There should be an article with 'street', unless it is part of a name (Oxford Street).

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    In the first place thanks for your quick response Mr. tdol.

    But 'THE' is used to point out a specific noun.
    For eg. 1. A cat. Here 'a' is general
    2. The cat. Here 'The' is sepecific.

    So 'The street' does not point out to any specific street.

    Can you please explain in more details Mr. tdol.

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    Here I am using 'the street' as a generic term, describing the street as a concept, rather than referring to an indidual street.

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    Thanks!

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    A person who travels a lot in their job might say that they spend a lot of time 'on the road'.

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