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Can you please explain which one is suitable?

Did you watch the football yesterday?

Or

Did you watch football yesterday?

I think definite article(the) is suitable here because this is specific not a general thing

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Did you watch the football yesterday?

This sentence means:

Did you keep your eyes on the football yesterday (to make sure that it wasn't stolen).

In other words, it's talking about the object the football—the oval thing that you throw to somebody else.


If you're talking about what you see on TV, you can use either:

Did you watch football yesterday?

Or:

Did you watch the football game yesterday?

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    If more than one match was televised yesterday, and we don't care which match you watched, we might also say: Did you watch a football game yesterday? – J.R. Dec 26 '18 at 17:33

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