"All the three" vs "all three"

subhajit123

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Hi there, what's the difference between the two following sentences.i think the word "the" from the first sentence can be omitted. Am I right?

1- I have installed a new sound system in all the three cars we have bought in.
2- I have installed a new sound system in all three cars we have bought in.
 
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Hi there. What's the difference between the two following sentences. I think the word "the" [STRIKE]from[/STRIKE] in the first sentence can be omitted. Am I right?

1- I have installed a new sound system in all the three cars we have bought in.
2- I have installed a new sound system in all three cars we have bought in.

Not only can it be omitted, it should be omitted. Including it is incorrect. Why did you use "bought in" rather than simply "bought"?
 

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Not only can it be omitted, it should be omitted. Including it is incorrect. Why did you use "bought in" rather than simply "bought"?
Can I ask why we can say "the two sentences" but we can't say "the three cars"?
 

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You can say 'the three cars' in the right context, including your original sentences. What you can't say is 'all the three cars'.

Can we say "all the two sentences"?:oops:
 

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No,

Please give context, at least a complete sentence, when you ask if we can say something.
Yes I am sorry.
For example:
Are all the two sentences below correct?


But I understood that I can't say "all the". Thank you very much.
 

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In American English, you could say "all of the three cars" and "both of the sentences."

But Piscean is right: "all three cars" and "both sentences" are better.


PS: We would never say "all of two"! When there are two, use "both."
 

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Right.


But, moseen, don't say 'both of the two' 'Both' has within itself the idea of 'two'.
In the sentence below is 'the' necessary or not, please?
All the Automobiles in this Automobile showroom are very nice.
 

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Yes, but you mustn't capitalise 'automobiles' or repeat it.

I'd say 'All the cars in this showroom look very smart'.
 
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