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    all the

    Hello,

    I'm wondering if the sentences below can be used without the articles:

    All the students in our class are hard-working.
    All the apples on that tree seem to be rotten.

    It seems to me the sentences would be incorrect without 'the'.

    Thank you in advance.

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    Re: all the

    Quote Originally Posted by Verona_82 View Post
    Hello,

    I'm wondering if the sentences below can be used without the articles:

    All the students in our class are hard-working.
    All the apples on that tree seem to be rotten.

    It seems to me the sentences would be incorrect without 'the'.

    Thank you in advance.
    "All the students ..." is short for "All of the students ..."
    "Of the students in our class, all are hard-working."
    You could leave out "the". It's grammatical, but it wouldn't sound as natural.

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    Re: all the

    Got it, thank you!

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