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    the definite article


    I am going mad with the usage of the definite article...

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    The idea that exploitation could lead to destruction or devastation, much less extinction, simply was not a key part of American society’s discussion over how to interact with and manage nature.

    Do we need the definite article here before American society? Please explain the rule. It would be of great help. Thank you!

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    Re: the definite article

    No article. You are dicussing American society in general, not a particular American society. "The American Society of One Legged Cowboys", for example.
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