[General] Download the oyo application! and turn off "The Tata sky".

arjitsharma

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I am confused, why the definite article comes before the following sentences:
1. Download the oyo app!
2. Turn off " the Tata sky".

Does it has to be always the definite article before any app ? The second one, is a set top box.
 
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I [STRIKE]am confused,[/STRIKE] don't understand why the definite article [STRIKE]comes before[/STRIKE] is used in the following sentences:
1. Download the OYO app!
The word "app" is a singular countable noun. Therefore, it needs a determiner (e.g., an article) before it. Since we are talking about a specific app (OYO), we use "the."
However, a more natural sentence would simply have been:
Download OYO. [Note: no article here]

2. Turn off "the Tata sky".

Does [STRIKE]it has to be always[/STRIKE] the definite article always have to be used before any app? The second one is a set-top box.
In #2, "set-top box" is implied; hence the definite article [same explanation as the first].
 

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Can I say the both way?
1.Download the oyo app.
2.Download oyo app.
 

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Reread the first part of post #2.
 
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