I understand "the" often makes a difference

Ju

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I understand "the" often makes a difference in meanings as follows:

1. He went to school.
(implying he went there to study something)

2. "He went to the school
(implying he went there but not to study
something).

Am I correct?

Thanks.
 

bubbha

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Re: The

It also works with "church".

"He went to church" implies he is there to worship, and it can also imply that this is something he does habitually or regularly.

"He went to the church" implies he went to the church building to visit, look around, meet someone, or some other purpose, but probably not to worship.
 

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Ju, please note that I have improved your thread title.
 
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