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Are there cases where the definite article is used with a plural noun, or is it a rule that the definite article is never used with the plural of a word?

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The definite article can be used with a plural noun just as it can with a singular noun.

The boys are here.

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Definite article can definitely be used with plural nouns. The restriction is limited to indefinite articles only.

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