Compare the sentences:
- I spilled water on the floor.
- I spilled water on the table and floor.
- I spilled water on the table and the chair.
- Is the missing the before floor in the second sentence correct?
- If so, is the the before chair in the third sentence optional?
- What is the general rule applicable in such cases? Is it rule related to the conjunction, or the nature of the noun like floor, or both?