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    "The" in the Hindu religion but not in Hindu temples and in the normal climate cycle

    Some scientists suspect that the new records are due partly to the El Nino weather phemomenon and partly to global warming. But a few say the higher temperatures are part of the normal climate cycle. Why do we use the in the normal climate cycle?

    Will you please tell me why we use the in the Hindu religion while not in Hindu temples?
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    Re: "The" in the Hindu religion but not in Hindu temples and in the normal climate cy

    Quote Originally Posted by Jasmine_Jafari View Post
    Some scientists suspect that the new records are due partly to the El Nino weather phenomenon and partly to global warming. But a few say the higher temperatures are part of the normal climate cycle. Why do we use the in the normal climate cycle?
    Because the writer is discussing a specific cycle.

    Will you please tell me why we use the in the Hindu religion while not in Hindu temples?
    That depends on the context. Either phrase may appear with or without the definite article.

    The Hindu religion discusses one religion: the Hindu one. Hindu temples are temples which celebrate the Hindu religion. You'd use a definite article if you were distinguishing Hindu temples from other ones.
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    Re: "The" in the Hindu religion but not in Hindu temples and in the normal climate cy

    Quote Originally Posted by Jasmine_Jafari View Post
    Will you please tell me why we use the in the Hindu religion while not in Hindu temples?
    Thanks in advnace.
    Simplest answer: because "the Hindu religion" is singular and "Hindu temples" is plural.

    Of course, it's more complex than that. For example, you can say "the Hindu temples" if you're talking about specific ones: "Have you visited the Hindu temples of Jaipur?"

    "the" has a number of uses and conventions, but the most common two functions are to denote that:
    1) something is known or already being talked about
    2) something is unique.
    Last edited by bubbha; 13-Jan-2017 at 18:15.
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