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    #1

    Using articles

    Does the sentence 'Reviews should be detailed and objective' need an article at the beginning?
    For example, should it say 'The reviews should be detailed and objective' or it it better to say 'Reviews must be detailed and objective'.
    (Can reviews be objective?)

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    Re: Using articles

    I would not use the definite article unless 'reviews' refers to the particular ones previously mentioned, but I am not a teacher.

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    #3

    Re: Using articles

    As Matthew said, context will tell you whether the article is necessary. Whether you use "should" or "must" also depends on the situation. If it's obligatory, then use "must".
    Yes, reviews can be objective.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Using articles

    Reviews should be detailed and objective. - a general rule for reviews
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    reviews should be detailed and objective. - a rule that applies to certain specific reviews

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    #5

    Re: Using articles

    Grammar is confusing, please note that a better title would have been Reviews should be detailed and objective.

    Extract from the Posting Guidelines:

    'Thread titles should include all or part of the word/phrase being discussed.'

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