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    the+nouns

    Hi,

    Do these nouns require 'the'?

    1. She can speak English well but does not have (the/0) accuracy.
    2. You don't have (the/0) patience when you are in the game.
    3. (The/0) community should work together more closely to curb snatch-theft problems in their neighbourhood.

    thanks

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    Re: the+nouns

    Not a teacher.
    Quote Originally Posted by sebayanpendam View Post
    Hi,

    Do these nouns require 'the'?

    1. She can speak English well but does not have (the/0) accuracy.
    2. You don't have (the/0) patience when you are in the game.
    3. (The/0) community should work together more closely to curb snatch-theft problems in their neighbourhood.

    thanks
    I think we should add 'the' in sentence 3 only, because we use 'the' when it is clear in the situation which thing or person we mean (in this sentence the speaker talks about a specific community). In sentence 1 and 2, according to the meanings of 'accuracy' and 'patience' - they can't be a specific noun so we can't add 'the'. That is what I think, I hope someone can give better explanation.

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