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    a question from my 13-year-old little sister

    My father has fished in (the) rivers all over Australia.

    Is "the" optional above?

    I believe "all over Australia" is specific enough to justify the "the" above.
    What would you say?
    Thank you so much

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    #2

    Re: a question from my 13-year-old little sister

    I would leave it out in that sentence.

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    Re: a question from my 13-year-old little sister

    Quote Originally Posted by panicmonger View Post
    My father has fished in (the) rivers all over Australia.

    Is "the" optional above?

    I believe "all over Australia" is specific enough to justify the "the" above.
    What would you say?
    Thank you so much
    I agree. Leave it out.
    "the rivers all over Australia" tends to mean "all the rivers in Australia", which I don't think you mean.

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