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    Download the oyo application! and turn off "The Tata sky".

    I am confused, why the definite article comes before the following sentences:
    1. Download the oyo app!
    2. Turn off " the Tata sky".

    Does it has to be always the definite article before any app ? The second one, is a set top box.
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    Re: Download the oyo application! and turn off "The Tata sky".

    Quote Originally Posted by arjitsharma View Post
    I am confused, don't understand why the definite article comes before is used in the following sentences:
    1. Download the OYO app!
    The word "app" is a singular countable noun. Therefore, it needs a determiner (e.g., an article) before it. Since we are talking about a specific app (OYO), we use "the."
    However, a more natural sentence would simply have been:
    Download OYO. [Note: no article here]

    Quote Originally Posted by arjitsharma View Post
    2. Turn off "the Tata sky".

    Does it has to be always the definite article always have to be used before any app? The second one is a set-top box.
    In #2, "set-top box" is implied; hence the definite article [same explanation as the first].

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    Re: Download the oyo application! and turn off "The Tata sky".

    Can I say the both way?
    1.Download the oyo app.
    2.Download oyo app.

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    Re: Download the oyo application! and turn off "The Tata sky".

    Reread the first part of post #2.

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