As I know, when saying "the + plural", it can often mean "probably most" of the items (Like in "The students of my university are fine" - The size of the group is large enough to have some exceptions to general statement (so there can be some students that are not fine).
But what happens when we use the second mention of items? Does this rule still work?
There are sentences:
There are a lot of goods in this shop. The goods are good.
I got several thousand new instruments. The instruments are good. (Assuming the listener knew nothing I would get any)
Can it mean that most of them are good?
Please, help. Thanks.