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    The students/Students lacking sufficient knowledge

    Should I use "the" before students in the following sentence and why?

    "The students/Students lacking sufficient knowledge in this field must attend the compulsory courses."

    Thanks a lot.

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    Re: The students/Students lacking sufficient knowledge

    Quote Originally Posted by Ryan. View Post
    Should I use "the" before students in the following sentence and why?

    "The students/Students lacking sufficient knowledge in this field must attend the compulsory courses."

    Thanks a lot.
    I wouldn't use the article.

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    Re: The students/Students lacking sufficient knowledge

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    I wouldn't use the article.
    When you say the article, I think you mean the one the OP asked about- the that comes before students, donít you, please? Is the definite article that precedes compulsory courses needed, please?

    "The students/Students lacking sufficient knowledge in this field must attend the compulsory courses."

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    Re: The students/Students lacking sufficient knowledge

    Quote Originally Posted by Odessa Dawn View Post
    When you say the article, I think you mean the one the OP asked about- the that comes before students, don’t you, please? Is the definite article that precedes compulsory courses needed, please?
    If there are specific compulsory courses, the article is OK. If not, the article can be deleted.

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