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    Thumbs up "the" or... "...none-article"

    what is the difference between saying " I go to the...[noun]" and " I go to...[noun]"?????

    When do we put "the" before noun and when we do not put "the" before noun???
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    Re: "the" or... "...none-article"

    Can you give more exact examples?

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    Re: "the" or... "...none-article"

    Yeah!
    For example, " I go to the bed" and " I go to bed"; "I go to the Church" and " I go to Church"; " I go to school" and " I go to the school".

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    Smile Re: "the" or... "...none-article"

    Quote Originally Posted by onetwothree View Post
    Yeah!
    For example, " I go to the bed" and " I go to bed"; "I go to the Church" and " I go to Church"; " I go to school" and " I go to the school".
    To my way of thinking, go to bed is used when you go to your bed to lie down and have a sleep; going to the bed is like going to a specific bed for some reason, and doesn't actually convey the same meaning as the previous phrase.
    Go to church means go to a church and pray;
    go to the church means go to a specific church, but for some other reason than praying.
    Similarily, going to school means going to a bulding where you get education while going to the school can mean something different, e.g. one of your parents can go to the school to meet one of your teachers.

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    Alright, I now understand.
    Thanks a lot... (All of you)

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