Omission of the definite article

ragan

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We fought our through dense forest.
I think in English the particular article before "forest" is omitted.

On the other hand, the following sentence is also correct.
They are digging a tunnel through the hill.

What rule says when I have to do without the particular article?
 
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Raymott

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Re: Omission of the particular article

Did you mean: "We fought our way through dense forest"?
That doesn't need an article.

"We drilled through [the] bare rock." Either sentence is correct here.

 

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Re: Omission of the particular article

Forest here describes the dense vegetation.
 
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