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    What do you think about this sentence? ndoes it make sense? "Music would be needed in order to make peasants go back to the House of the Lord."

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    What do you think about this sentence? ndDoes it make sense? "Music would be needed in order to make peasants go back to the House of the Lord."
    It makes sense if you understand it in the sense of:

    If you wanted to make the servants go back to the House of the Lord, you would need (to provide) music.

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    Re: would

    What do you think about this one:
    In order to make peasants go back to the House of the Lord, one would need (to provide) music.

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    Re: would

    sorry, I meant:
    In order to make the servants go back to the House of the Lord, one would need (to provide) music.

    But why do I need to put the definite article in front of "sservants", is it not a general plural which then goes without a definite article?

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    Re: would

    Sorry, I replied too quickly, and did not check my response.

    Your original sentence should be understood as: If you wanted to make peasants go back to the House of the Lord, you would need (to provide) music.

    The following is fine, if we are referring to a known group of servants: If you wanted to make the servants go back to the House of the Lord, you would need (to provide) music.

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