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1) I've just read this article http://masteringarticles.com/object-activity-nouns/ and it says that "pub" is not a common activity noun, so when we say I want to go to the pub the word should be instead pluralized, rather than getting a the. However, I heard phrases like Right, let's go to the pub with no precursory reference to the pub. So, what's the right way to say? 2) I heard the phrase "in camp", though it's neither a common activity noun, nor something else. Why do we omit the article here?

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    That's one of the worst articles on the definite article I've ever read. Commented Feb 27, 2017 at 13:11
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    When people say 'Right let's go to the pub' they have a specific pub in mind. Their local, as many British people put it rather than any random pub, it follows the rule for a specific church mentioned in part one of the article.
    – Sarriesfan
    Commented Feb 27, 2017 at 14:01
  • I agree with Clare; that article is really confusing. Also, I think you misread it, because it's saying (I think) not to use the article with common activity nouns, but pub is a place, not a common activity.
    – stangdon
    Commented Feb 27, 2017 at 14:02

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