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To ask questions about a word preceded by some, use any in place of some. Do you have any pens? Do we need any apples? In informal English, we can use some in these questions, usually with the idea that the answer is affirmative. Do we have some apples?

The We use the to refer to one unique person, place, or thing. I need to go to the bank, the post office, and the library. The cashier gave me too much change.

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Do not use the with names of people.

Use the with doctor and dentist when referring to a certain doctor or dentist but not using his or her name. The doctor will see you now. The doctor says I should get more rest.

Correct Your English Errors Tim Collins  

Speak and write English as if it were your native tongue! Are you tired of making the same mistakes in English again and again? End the bad...

Correct Your English Errors Tim Collins  

Speak and write English as if it were your native tongue! Are you tired of making the same mistakes in English again and again? End the bad...

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