A person is scratching a car and now there are lots of scratches on the car. To prevent the further damage, THE scratching should be stopped.
- Is the sentence above using "the scratching" correct?
Now you are telling the offender to stop -- "Stop the scratching".
Is this correct Too? Or never! and always stick to no the? Even if it seems to me I am referring to the specific scratching.
Stop the scratches. - is this correct too to mean scratching as in I need scratches (= I need scratching)