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I like the streets of London!

Here are my questions.

1) Does it mean that I like ALL streets of London or only some of them or it can mean either ALL or SOME? 2) Is it correct to leave "the" out? - I like streets of London!

  • Depends. It can be interpreted to mean that you like London's streets in general. – Justin Oct 28 '19 at 8:12
  • The article is an identifier. The streets that I like are the ones in London. – Nigel J Oct 28 '19 at 19:14
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It could mean either "I like all the streets of London" or "I like the typical streets of London". Given that London has 60,000 streets, the second interpretation is much more likely here.

Hence it's ok to say:

I like the streets of London, but not this one.

Or:

I like the streets of London, but not the ones in Brixton.

Or:

I like the streets of London, every single one.

But it would be ungrammatical to say:

*I like the streets of London, but not many of them.

Regarding the second question: no, it is not grammatical to omit "the".

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