Need advise on the use of "Article", thanks, teach

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Which one is correct?

1a. Different flavours of ice-cream smell like different kinds of fruit.
1b. The different flavours of ice-cream smell like different kinds of fruit.

2a. Scoops of ice-cream look like cotton balls.
2b. The scoops of ice-cream look like cotton balls.


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It depends on whether you are talking about specific ice cream (with article) or ice cream in general(no article). I'd be tempted to use 'smell of'. ;-)
 

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