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    definite article

    Hello everyone,

    In the following sentence, is the definite article not required? I feel it is required. I would like to know your opinion.

    Books such as Dos and Taboos around the World and Kiss, Bow, or Shake Hands have become increasingly popular as well as useful for the savvy professional in any sector.

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    Re: definite article

    It's required. Sometimes we use "the + singular noun" to mean "any + noun". With "professional" it's required. If it said "professionals", no article would be required.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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