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    Question do the housework

    HI there,

    Is the definite article necessary?

    Thank you!

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    Re: do the housework

    No; you can do housework, just like you can do math.

    However, "the housework" can have an implied meaning to show a special status.

    I can't go. I have to do the housework for the entire week.
    She was hired to do the housework.

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