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    Hi

    Maybe that sentence doesn't make much sense (I didn't write it), but I'm wondering if there should be the article "the" before "qualities"?

    Both Mindfulness and Effort, it should be noted, are not - and should not be - qualities just reserved for the inward examination of the meditation cushion.

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    • Both Mindfulness and Effort, it should be noted, are not - and should not be - qualities just reserved for the inward examination of the meditation cushion.

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    Re: article

    Hi

    Is it possible to explain why there shouldn't be the article "the"? What if I wrote it, would it sound strange?

    cheers

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    Hi

    Is it possible to explain why there shouldn't be the article "the"? What if I wrote it, would it sound strange?

    cheers
    "The" requires specifics: the qualities _______ (specify 'qualities' here) just reserved for ... .


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    Could you quote the paragraph, or at least, the sentence, that precedes the sentence you've quoted?

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    Re: article

    Hi

    Unfortunately, I have only this sentence and nothing more.

    As for the explanation to my question, yes, I understand it, I would rather say that the sentence itself is strange "inward examination of the cushion"???

    all the best

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