Should I use the definite article before "news" in the second and third sentences? Isn't it wrong to use 'from" instead of "on" in the first sentence?

  1. You can read news reports on a Telegram news channel. 2. All news are about contemporary art. 3.I think that's good, because almost all news lately is about the coronavirus.

Can I also use "all of the news" in 2 and 3?

This is one passage but I devided it into several sentences.


News has become an uncountable noun in English; a single piece of information is 'a news item' or 'a piece of news'. The news can also mean a regular news bulletin on radio or TV.

Obviously it's not true that all news is about art, but you could say 'all today's news' or 'all the news today is about contemporary art'.

I would use the news in (3) as well (and probably has been).

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    No, that wouldn't be wrong. May 21 '21 at 12:46
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    But you don't need to say "of." You can say "all of the news," but saying "all the news" means the same. I agree with what @KateBunting said, that for #2, you could say "all today's news is," or "all the news is," but not "all news is" since, clearly, "all news is not about contemporary art," as you demonstrate in #3. Since, as Kate aptly pointed out and intimated with her italicized "is," "news" is a noncount noun, be sure not to say "news are," which I don't want to escape your attention since you wrote "news are." Finally, you don't need "the" before "coronavirus" in #3. May 21 '21 at 13:41
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    In your examples, news is news reporting in general, while the news can refer to a particular news story, a particular day's news or a particular news broadcast. So almost all news isn't wrong, but it implies 'most of the whole range of news reporting'. May 21 '21 at 15:28
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    All news is grammatically acceptable, but unlikely. Even when the world's news media are concentrating on one story, as with 9/11, we would probably say that it 'dominates the day's news'. May 21 '21 at 16:30
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    I don't see a lot of difference in meaning in those particular sentences, except that I understand (2) to refer to one particular news story. May 22 '21 at 8:25

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