chapter  13
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Articles and quantifiers

This generalizing sense is especially common with abstract nouns, since they are usually used

in a general sense, e.g. la qualité, la continuité, la discipline (line 18).

b The definite article is normally used with the name of countries, e.g. l’Amérique, le Japon

(lines 23-4), where in English there would be no article.