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    #1

    Use of "the"

    I have just started to wonder...
    In the following example, are the cases #1 and #2 both acceptable and correct?
    (Can I use either case?)
    What is the difference between these #1 and #2 cases?

    (Example)
    1. The apples which are rotten do not taste good.
    2. Apples which are rotten do not taste good.


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    #2

    Re: Use of "the"

    Quote Originally Posted by gorikaz View Post
    I have just started to wonder...
    In the following example, are the cases #1 and #2 both acceptable and correct?
    (Can I use either case?)
    What is the difference between these #1 and #2 cases?

    (Example)
    1. The apples which are rotten do not taste good. Specific - The apples [in that bowl] which are rotten...
    2. Apples which are rotten do not taste good. General statement that [all] apples which are rotten...
    ..

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    #3

    Re: Use of "the"

    I see, I got it.
    Thank you!

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