Is the following sentence correct?

Many Urdu plays are adapted from English

I think it should be

Many Urdu plays are adapted from the English literature.

  • Could you please add more detail to explain why you think it should be the second sentence? Otherwise the question may be closed. – Andrew Jul 19 at 16:45
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    As it stands the second version isn't valid (not sure if it's actually "ungrammatical", but no native speaker would ever be likely to use it). But you can include just the article (Many Urdu plays are adapted from the English) - that would be a "stylised, academic" usage equivalent to ...the English originals / versions / etc. [of the plays] or similar. By the same token you'll often see things like Translated from the Russian instead of plain Translated from Russian - the effect of the article being to "aggrandize" the original (as a great work of literature, for example). – FumbleFingers Reinstate Monica Jul 19 at 17:34

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