Why can't I use THE here?.And does it differ in meaning if I use THE?
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Because you then need to explain what the specific stress it is you are taking about -
Just stress is nonspecific stress
There aren't really hard and fast rules in English for when
My "rationalization" on this one would be that stress isn't exactly a sigular entity, like "the ball" or "the toaster" is.
However, sometimes "the" is used on stress. Particularly if its at the start of a sentence. For example, a person might say, "The stress is really getting to me". In that sentence, it would not really be correct (in AmE at least) to leave of the
But really, which words have a