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    Farewell to the School / Farewell to School

    Do we need the definite article when talking about the "farewell to (the) school (leaving school)" as a phase in our lives? I think there should be no article here as school is regarded as an institution, not a building, but I am not absolutely sure. And is it OK to use this expression in a newspaper article?
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    Re: Farewell to the School / Farewell to School

    Quote Originally Posted by englishhobby View Post
    Do we need the definite article when talking about the "farewell to (the) school (leaving school)" as a phase in our lives? I think there should be no article here as school is regarded as an institution, not a building, but I am not absolutely sure. And is it OK to use this expression in a newspaper article?
    It's possible in a newspaper article. No article is required.

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