Cases where the definite article should not be used

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With plural and uncountable nouns

We do not use the before plural and uncountable nouns to talk about things in general.

With possessives and demonstratives

We do not use the with possessives (my, your) or demonstratives (this, those).

With singular proper nouns.

We do not use the with singular proper nouns.

Between all and a number

The is not normally used between all and a number.

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Introduction to Articles
The Definite Article
Cases where the definite article should not be used
The Indefinite Article
Cases where articles should not be used
What to use - A/an or the
The difference between some/any and no article
Common expressions without articles
Articles: special rules and exceptions