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    ragan is offline Junior Member
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    Omission of the definite article

    We fought our through dense forest.
    I think in English the particular article before "forest" is omitted.

    On the other hand, the following sentence is also correct.
    They are digging a tunnel through the hill.

    What rule says when I have to do without the particular article?
    Last edited by ragan; 11-Sep-2017 at 10:40.

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    Re: Omission of the particular article

    Did you mean: "We fought our way through dense forest"?
    That doesn't need an article.

    "We drilled through [the] bare rock." Either sentence is correct here.


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    Re: Omission of the particular article

    Forest here describes the dense vegetation.

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