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    • Join Date: Apr 2008
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    #1

    artcile

    Do we need an article in this sentence? Is it mandatory or optional?

    (The) dinner was over?


    • Join Date: Nov 2007
    • Posts: 5,409
    #2

    Re: artcile

    'dinner was over' would refer to the evening meal in some home.

    'the dinner was over' would refer to some large function, as in, "The Queen gave a dinner at Buckingham Palace welcoming the French President to Britain."

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