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Who ate all apples?

vs

Who ate all the apples?

Is first question wrong?

Why after "all" is necessary to add "the"? Without "the" are they all apples in the world?

Thanks in advance.

P.S.

All the members of our family are doctors.

Is it the same logic?

Or I can say: All members of our family are doctors.

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When we use definite article the it specifies a particular object or objects.
When you ask Who ate all the apples You are talking about those particular apples(apples that you saw, or bought).
When you ask Who ate all apples? you are talking about apples in general, therefore it seems a bit awkward.

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  • All the members of our family are doctors. Is it the same logic? Or I can say: All members of our family are doctors.
    – Sergei
    Mar 22 '19 at 13:26

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