Should I use the or not:

The second level is (the) network layer.

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    Hi Malik! Please provide more context. Right now it is unclear what you are trying to achieve. – Morrison Bower Jul 20 '19 at 18:23
  • Are you asking if you should use the word "the" in this context? – Jasper Jul 20 '19 at 18:37
  • Can you provide an example that is a complete sentence? – Jasper Jul 20 '19 at 18:37

Assuming you're speaking of computer networking, the required form in a sentence is the network layer. You will find many examples of good usage (including bare "Network Layer" for headings) in the wikipedia article


Yes, the is required in the example sentence you gave.

Another example:

The network layer is layer three in the OSI model.

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