Can I use the plural nouns in the given sentences with and without the. What difference in meaning does the create in the sentences? And as an English speaker which one sounds best to your ears?
- John, I have been to many countries in my life. I can tell you one thing that (the) people in America are politically very aware.
- (The) students at this school are diligent, intelligent and smart.
As an ESL learner it confuses me a lot because I have seen sentences like these are used both with and without the. And I can't figure it out. Could anyone please explain?
My probelms begin when nouns with plural from come before prepositions like -(the) people in America, (the) teachers at this scool.