(definite article) society?

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Tedwonny

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It sounds so right to me to put the definite article 'the' before society as in:

I will contribute a lot to the society.

However, sometimes, I come across examples where the article is dropped.

E.g. People in society do not want this.


Should we in general add the article before the word society?

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5jj

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It depends whether you are referring to a club/association (use 'the') or to society in general (no article).
 
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