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I know the word "the" is often used as the definite article before nouns to refer to specific or particular things, but is it normal to use "the" before a noun in its singular form to refer to its own kind in general? Like in the sentences below:
"Bugs are usually not the fault of the computer."
"World War I served as a testbed for the use of the airplane as a weapon."
If those sentences are correct, then is it ok to say "The differences between the computer and the airplane are...", or should it be "The differences between computers and airplanes are...", or "The differences between a computer and an airplane are..."?
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