I am sure this question has been asked somewhere else before, but I don't know what terms I would need to search to find it.
A Native Russian speaking friend, who is learning English asked me a question.
Did you have to manually put all the files in place??
And he asked me after that "In my previous sentence would it be better to use just 'files', without the article?"
I told him No, and I didn't know why but it SOUNDS wrong to me to remove the the. Which would have made it
Did you have to manually put all files in place??
Does anyone know why it "sounds wrong" or what I am talking about would be called?