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Specific nouns with zero article

Although I think it's foolish to ask why a machine failed, I could imagine the same text being written by a human, so let's examine when it might be appropriate. You say: According to my research ...
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Specific nouns with zero article

Articles are not always used with plurals. "There was a fight and shirts were torn, vs. "There was a fight and a shirt was torn." "There are raisins in my cereal," vs. "...
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When should I use "the" and when don't I need to use it?

The isolated sentence seems to work as well without both instances of the, in which case I would take them out. But crossing stuff out may only take you to a local best solution. Sometimes you have to ...
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When should I use "the" and when don't I need to use it?

Most readers of such formal, technical prose would expect “the code subspace C ” to imply that there exists exactly one code subspace under discussion and that its name is C. By contrast, without the ...
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Zero article means in general or all?

What you've learned about zero-article nouns seems sound, but the examples are mostly bad. 'Advice', as a noun on its own, is always uncountable - it never has an article and cannot be pluralised. ...
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Zero article means in general or all?

Your source is wrong (if quoted correctly). Zero articles or null determiners (used with uncountable and plural countable nouns) can be either universal/generic (all/in general) or existential (some):...
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