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    play "the" guitar

    hello,

    'play the guitar' Why is "the" here, what is the rationale?

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    Re: play "the" guitar

    Quote Originally Posted by tasdibek View Post
    hello,

    'play the guitar' Why is "the" here, what is the rationale?
    The definite article is used, because of all possible instruments the guitar is what someone plays.

    In another context, the article can be omitted: 'George played lead guitar, John played rhythm and Paul played bass.'

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