The subsequent uses/subsequent uses

moseen

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Hello all!
I want know that why in the paragraph below, doesn't "subsequent uses" the "the"? Cant we write that as "the subsequent uses"?
3.A noun is definite when it is clear to your reader which specific instance or instances of an entity you are referring to; otherwise it is indefinite. Often the first use of a noun is indefinite and subsequent uses are definite.
Reference: http://advice.writing.utoronto.ca/english-language/articles/.
 

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Hello all!

I want ​to know [STRIKE]that[/STRIKE] why in the paragraph below, [STRIKE]doesn't[/STRIKE] "subsequent uses" [STRIKE]the[/STRIKE] isn't preceded by "the".

Can't we write [STRIKE]that as[/STRIKE] "the subsequent uses"?


3.A noun is definite when it is clear to your reader which specific instance or instances of an entity you are referring to; otherwise it is indefinite. Often the first use of a noun is indefinite and subsequent uses are definite.

Reference: http://advice.writing.utoronto.ca/english-language/articles/.

The most likely word to put before "subsequent" in that sentence is "all" but it's unnecessary. Using "the" wouldn't be wrong but it wouldn't be natural or necessary.
 
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