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    With or without "the"

    Hi. Will you, please, tell me which sentence is correct:

    Modesty is the best of all virtues.


    Modesty is the best of all the virtues.

    I would appreciate the explanation as well.
    Thanks in advance

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    Re: With or without "the"

    With "the" it speaks to specific virtues, such as those spelled out in the Bible.

    Without "the" it speaks to virtues in general, i.e. all virtues.

    In this case, the difference is slight.

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