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Unread Apr 5th, 2011, 02:10 am
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Default The usage of 'The"

Hi all.

Which sentence should i use?

a) The Orang Utan is a hairy animal

b) Orang Utan is a hairy animal.

Can I omit the word "the" ?


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Default Re: The usage of 'The"

No. You need "The" here. "The" is used with generic reference to describe a species of animal. Another example would be : The tiger is in danger of extinction - we're not talking about a particular tiger but the whole species.
This has already been discussed here if you want more details : Generic reference the
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Thank you very much.

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Default Re: The usage of 'The"

I am also confused by the usage of "the ", now I know. all of what you said is really helpful to me. thanks so much.
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