Long time, no see! (Four years, actually.)
I know articles have been discussed, pondered and contemplated many times at the forum. So please excuse me, but for us, non-native English speakers, they are a real pain and most of us do not have the 'feeling'... Hence again, here's a question about the definite article; sorry for it.
One of the rules is to use the definite article when one defines or identifies a particular person or object. So, let's consider this sentence:
Tests used for linear models are... (and '...' means whatever you want).
What I see is, the sentence refers to all tests used for linear models. Thus, they are defined, so the sentence is incorrect. I should use the definite article before the "tests", shouldn't I?
So, I should write
The tests used for linear models are... (and '...' means whatever you want).
Right or wrong?