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Could anyone explain why should we use The in the sentence: Look at the four pictures..? If this is correct, of course. Thank you in Advance!

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    Do you understand that the meaning changes without that the there? Did you know we have a sister site for English Language Learners? – tchrist Aug 9 at 4:03
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"Look at the four pictures" indicates a specific set of four pictures to be viewed. For example, "Look at the four pictures on the screen right here."

"Look at four pictures" on the other hand, doesn't specify any particalur pictures to be looked at. "Your assignment is to look at four pictures by Impressionist painters."

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