We know that the definite article can often be used with things that are "expected to be" in the context (even when they haven't been mentioned).
e.g. When I wake up I go to the kitchen
("the kitchen" hasn't been mentioned in the previous context but it's expected that a normal person would have a kitchen in the place where they live) or
I went to a restaurant last night and I had to call the chef because the food was tasteless
("the chef is expected to be in a restaurant as well as "the food"). Despite working pretty well with singular nouns, I've noticed that this logic often doesn't apply to nouns in plural. Thus, I've come up with some examples, Could you please provide all possible asnwers for each example (e.g. ex.1 - the/zero article are possible, ex.2: only the is possible etc.)
She got mad at me yesterday. She walked into the kitchen and started breaking (the?) plates
She got mad at me yesterday. She walked into the living room and started breaking (the?) furniture
I was at the library last night and a lot of people were using (the?) computers instead of reading (the?) books
I run a medical clinic. In my clinic we pay (the?) doctors a lot
(the?) Inmates in this prison are treated like animals
in the MIT college (the?)teachers really care about (the?) students
Google pays a lot to (the?) employees who perform well.
(the?) Education I received in college didn't help my career
I don't like this movie, but I like (the?) actors and special effects
(is it possible to use "zero article" before "actors" in this context?)
I hope you can help me, thank you for your time!