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    #1

    soothe grief or soothe the grief?

    How would you say?


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    #2

    Re: soothe grief or soothe the grief?

    It really does depend on the context. Is this general grief or a particular grief?

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    #3

    Re: soothe grief or soothe the grief?

    It seems to me that it is a particular grief, that`s why "the" is more preferable.
    Am I right?


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    Re: soothe grief or soothe the grief?

    Yes

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