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    #1

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    If I have consecutive nouns should i put before each of them "the" or simply before the first one?. i.e.
    1-I left the house because of the noise, the fish odor, and the heat
    OR
    2-I left the house because of the noise ,fish odor , and heat?

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    #2

    Re: the

    Quote Originally Posted by Daniellll View Post
    If I have consecutive nouns should i put before each of them "the" or simply before the first one?. i.e.
    1-I left the house because of the noise, the fish odor, and the heat
    OR
    2-I left the house because of the noise ,fish odor , and heat?
    It's ok with or without, both one and two are correct.

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    #3

    Re: the

    I totally agree. Both sentences are correct.
    When enumerating something, it would be enough to put the or a (depending on the meaning) in front of the first noun because it is alluded that it refers to the following nouns. But still, the first one is also correct.

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