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    I have "the" problem, literally; as sometimes I don't know whether or, not I should use "the".
    Is it the history of the mankind? or, it's history of mankind.
    Do you see what I the mean?!!

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    Re: "The" problem

    the history of mankind

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    Re: "The" problem

    Hi there,

    I'd like to know what's wrong with 'the history of the mankind'.

    Thanks

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    Re: "The" problem

    Quote Originally Posted by marciobarbalho View Post
    Hi there,

    I'd like to know what's wrong with 'the history of the mankind'.

    Thanks
    Well, let me ask you why you want to say 'the mankind'?

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    Re: "The" problem

    Well, I would say 'the history of mankind' too, but I can't see why the 'the' is not welcome.

    I searched the Corpus of American English and found several examples.

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    Re: "The" problem

    Quote Originally Posted by marciobarbalho View Post
    Well, I would say 'the history of mankind' too, but I can't see why the 'the' is not welcome.
    Because when "mankind" is a noun 'the' is just not needed, and I would say using 'the' sounds odd and is wrong.

    I searched the Corpus of American English and found several examples.
    I saw some of those examples and often 'the' was used when "mankind" was an adjective. 'I don't know why 'the' was used when "mankind" was a noun.
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