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'… the weather' vs. '… weather'

There are two correct (I hope so) sentences with weather taken from a book: Was the weather nice? Did you have nice weather? Can somebody explain why there's an article in the first ...
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1answer
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“The messenger” vs “A messenger” [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Are there any simple rules for article usage (“a” vs “the” vs none) Can someone explain the difference between 'the messenger' and 'a messenger'? ...
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4answers
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Do I need to use 'the' in this sentence?

I would like to limit my dissertation to three spheres: economy, politics, and culture of America. Do I need to add 'the' before economy, politics...?
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“Currently, sales report … ” vs. “Currently, THE sales report …”

I read and compared with this question: Are there any simple rules for choosing the definite vs. indefinite (vs. none) article? However, either I am missing something here ... or the first ...
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1answer
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How to use articles? When to use “a”, “an”, “the”? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Are there any simple rules for article usage (“a” vs “the” vs none) When should I use “a” vs “an”? Can anyone explain to me when and where to use ...
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When to use “to the …” vs. “to …”

When talking about going to a local bar one person says, "Let's go to 1020!" The other says, "Let's go to the 1020!" The first statement without an article seems correct. Yet, by comparison, "Let's ...
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5answers
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What is the accepted stance on using “they” in a singular form? [duplicate]

Is it good English to say "They have just left", when talking about a single person (perhaps someone you don't know the gender of)? (I am a native English speaker, I'm looking for the view held by ...
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Rules for articles usage [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Are there any simple rules for article usage (“a” vs “the” vs none) Is there a good rule for articles usage? I just don't get it and everytime in ...

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