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    with or without the definite article

    I understand "during rush hour" "during sixth period" "during English class" are all without definite article.
    If they are correct, why not with the definite article? Any good explanations?

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    Re: with or without the definite article

    Please quote the full sentences in which you found these phrases.

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    Re: with or without the definite article

    During Englishclass, the clock beeped, annoying histeacher. When he brought the device up to her afterward, she told him “it lookslike a bomb,” according to Mohamed.
    “I told her, ‘Itdoesn’t look like a bomb to me,'” he told the Dallas Morning News.
    But the Englishteacher kept the clock, and during sixth period, Mohamed was pulled outof class by the principal.
    (The Washington Post, 2015.9.16.)

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    Re: with or without the definite article

    In the meantime, I found the full article:
    http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/m...ock-to-school/

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    #5

    Re: with or without the definite article

    There are several rules/conventions for the use of articles. There are different reasons for omitting the in the examples you cited. If you want answers to this kind of question (and I encourage you to seek them!), it would be wise for you to get a copy of Swan's Practical English Usage. You will find the answers to your questions there.

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    #6

    Re: with or without the definite article

    These are all periods of time. A definite article is not needed.

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