In my native language there are no definite and indefinite articles, and for me this topic is difficult to understand, so I ask this question. For me it is interesting, how do you think, what role do the articles have in English? And also, are there situations when the use of the article does not make any sense at all (that is, the article does not convey any information, not a whit, no whit), but to say correctly it is necessary to use it? If this happens, how often, how many percent of the use of articles in your speech does not make sense AT ALL. Or English-speaking people can not use articles, in situations when they do not see the meaning of their use (but when all people use them) and society will perceive it normally? If suddenly someone will understand me wrong, I don't want to insult articles or your language, I want to understand the state of things. P. S. I hope I translated the question correctly :)
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It's a common problem for English learners - not enough articles, or too many.
Here is a usage that does not require articles:
crops are grown in fields
which is a general statement about where crops are grown. But
crops are grown in the fields
is about what particular fields are used for (arable as opposed to grazing). Also there is
the crops are grown in greenhouses
which says that particular crops are not grown in fields. Finally
the crops are grown in the fields
has too many articles because it doesn't say anything that is not already known about crops and fields - ah! There it is again: no articles because it is a general statement.