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  1. Member
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    (definite article) society?

    It sounds so right to me to put the definite article 'the' before society as in:

    I will contribute a lot to the society.

    However, sometimes, I come across examples where the article is dropped.

    E.g. People in society do not want this.

    Should we in general add the article before the word society?


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    Re: (definite article) society?

    It depends whether you are referring to a club/association (use 'the') or to society in general (no article).

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