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    joham is offline Key Member
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    the number of dead

    The number of dead is estimated at a hundred.
    This sentence comes from CAMBRIDGE LEARNER'S DICTIONARY. I'd like to know if we can say 'The number of the dead...' without changing the meaning.

    Thank you in advance.

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    Re: the number of dead

    Quote Originally Posted by joham View Post
    The number of dead is estimated at a hundred.
    This sentence comes from CAMBRIDGE LEARNER'S DICTIONARY. I'd like to know if we can say 'The number of the dead...' without changing the meaning.

    Thank you in advance.
    Yes, you can, although the second 'the' is redundant.

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