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I love bike riders.

Does this sentence need an article? If it doesn't, why? I'm confused because for generalization we need The. However I feel like in this particular sentence The can't be used.

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  • No, for generalisation we don't need the! The sentence only needs an article if you are referring to a particular group of riders - 'I love the bike riders who stopped to help me yesterday'. – Kate Bunting Jun 19 at 16:15
  • What do the dashes represent? – Jim Jun 20 at 0:56

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