What's the difference between using the/a/(nothing) in this sentence? What's the difference between definite and indefinite article? What about not using them at all - would it be still correct? "Breaking the/a/(no article) boundaries of fear."

  • Breaking a boundaries doesn't work because a/an can only be used with singular nouns. Boundaries is plural.

  • Both breaking the boundaries and breaking boundaries are fine, the former implying all the boundaries, and the latter implying some of the boundaries.

  • Or one could use singular boundary and say either "breaking a boundary" or "breaking the boundary", depending on the metaphor intended. – Hot Licks Jan 14 '16 at 13:24

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