In a question asked here, one of the answers said that, in the sentence: "Care about thr syntax, (the) semantics, and (the) typos,"
"the inclusion or exclusion of the article is irrelevant for anything other than style because of something called "suspension [by which, I think, he meant parallelism]," in which syntactic elements of an initial item can be assumed to apply to subsequent items. (In other words, the is used in front of the first item, so it can be assumed to apply to all items—whether or not it's actually present.)"
So I asked whether in this sentence: "Care about syntax, the semantics and typos," the definite article "the" only applies to "semantics" or to "typos" too. The person replied that I should ask a new question regarding this, so here I am!
I want to know whether, in general, the articles (definite or indefinite) which precede a noun other than the first noun in a compound noun modify all the constituent nouns following it or just the adjacent one.
I wasn't able to find any discussion on this matter on the Web, but I hope I can find it here.