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    The food at that Indonesian reatraunt was excellent.

    food at that Indonesian reatraunt was excellent.

    Would you plz tell me which one is correct and why?
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    Re: The

    Quote Originally Posted by Nathan Mckane View Post
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    The food at that Indonesian reatraunt restaurant was excellent.

    food at that Indonesian reatrauntrestaurant was excellent.

    Would you plz tell me which one is correct and why?
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    You are not talking about any food. You are talking about the food at that restaurant. That is, you specify what food you are talking about.

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    Re: The

    Ask yourself questions, when you are confused about the use of "the".

    An example sentence; Food is indispensable for human life.

    Ask yourself ; Which food is indispensable?

    Answer: Food, in general, not a specific food.

    Another example:

    1) Food is bad. Ask yourself, can food be bad? No, sure it can't. Because if we don't eat we die.
    2) The food is bad. Ask yourself, can the food be bad? Well, it lookes that way, it looks very unhealty, I'd better not eat it.

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