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    #1

    "for" or "the"

    Which one is correct?
    Understanding is the first step in protecting animals.
    Understanding is the first step in protecting for animals.
    Understanding is the first step in protecting the animals.
    Understanding is the first step in protecting for the animals.

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    Last edited by Tdol; 19-Oct-2015 at 06:01. Reason: Fixing font size

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    #2

    Re: "for" or "the"

    The first one seems more natural to me. I'm not sure exactly what it is supposed to mean, though.
    “Every miserable fool who has nothing at all of which he can be proud, adopts as a last resource pride in the nation to which he belongs; he is ready and happy to defend all its faults and follies tooth and nail, thus reimbursing himself for his own inferiority.”

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    #3

    Re: "for" or "the"

    Quote Originally Posted by jmapili View Post
    Understanding is the first step in protecting animals. .
    Please use a larger font. Some of us can't read tiny print.

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    #4

    Re: "for" or "the"

    The third could also work if talking about a specific group of animals.

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