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    The use of "the" before nouns

    Some nouns use with "the" like : the cinema , play the violin , the piano . Some nouns do not use with "the" like : play football , playing ping pong . But is there any rules that I can follow to determine which words / types of things that I need to use with "the" and which words / types of things that I do not need to use with "the" .

    Thanks for your help in advance .

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    Re: The use of "the" before nouns

    I'm afraid not.

    You just have to pick them up as you go along.

    Rover

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    Re: The use of "the" before nouns

    thanks , Rover

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    Re: The use of "the" before nouns

    Also, it's not the case that we never ever use the definite article with football, for instance. It's a tendency not an absolute.

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