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    Why is this sentence wrong, "I often go to the church" whereas this sentence correct "I don't often go to the theatre." Why is usage of "the" different in the two cases?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rashmi Jithesh
    Why is this sentence wrong, "I often go to the church" whereas this sentence correct "I don't often go to the theatre." Why is usage of "the" different in the two cases?
    It just is!
    There is often no logic or reason when we decide whether or not to use 'the'.
    For example, various diseases:
    We have a cold; we have malaria; we have the flu.

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    There are instances in which you use Go, Go to or Go to the . Why? I do not know. Here is a short list which might help you.
    Go:
    Home
    There
    Downtown
    Downstairs
    Upstairs
    Inside
    Outside
    Go to:
    School
    College
    Work
    Bed
    San Francisco, Paris, etc.
    My friendís house
    Class
    Prison
    tennis, soccer practice
    church
    Go to the:
    Library
    Club
    Doctor
    Train station
    Store
    Hospital
    Mall
    Restaurant
    Movies
    Hotel
    Park
    Theater
    Mountains
    Post office
    Beach
    Bank
    Zoo
    Museum

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