Can you use plural nouns to avoid referring to specific nouns? Please see my example below:
Packages will be delivered to the customers who have placed the orders.
If I write something like this, am I referring to general packages, customers, and orders? I'm not sure if I would want to use "the" since I don't want to refer to any specific packages/customers/orders. Is this sentence correct or is there some other way to express this kind of sentence?
Sorry, I must have been extremely unclear. Let me try this with a different example.
You need to confirm each order with the customer who has placed it.
I want to generalize this sentence into a general instruction.
You need to confirm orders with customers who have placed them.
If I write something like the sentence above, am I creating a generalized instruction that doesn't refer to any specific orders and customers?