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    Should article 'the' comes in this sentence?

    (The) Diamond jewellery comes with a certificate of authenticity


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    Re: Should article 'the' comes in this sentence?

    Quote Originally Posted by new2grammar View Post
    (The) Diamond jewellery comes with a certificate of authenticity
    drop it

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    Re: Should article 'the' comes in this sentence?

    Quote Originally Posted by new2grammar View Post
    (The) Diamond jewellery comes with a certificate of authenticity
    If you mean that diamond jewellery in general comes with a certificate, that is to say all diamond jewellery in the world, you don't need an article.
    If you are talking about specific diamond jewellery, that being sold by a particular shop or business which sells different types of jewellery, then you need it.


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    Re: Should article 'the' comes in this sentence?

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    If you mean that diamond jewellery in general comes with a certificate, that is to say all diamond jewellery in the world, you don't need an article.
    If you are talking about specific diamond jewellery, that being sold by a particular shop or business which sells different types of jewellery, then you need it.
    I presume the questioner already knew this distinction and that (s)he wanted to know about the article usage in a case of generic reference.

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