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Reply to "Which one is the same as <those>? <ones> or < the ones>?"



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Thank you so much. I think I learned something very important that I haven't fully realized: the concept of an open or closed classification.  It is really helpful. I might have made the same mistake if I had tired to write the sentence you gave . So far I have thought I have to use <the> in such sentence because I thought if the relative clause modifies the noun, the noun has to be specific with <the>.  But thanks to your teaching,  I I understand the example sentence you give is an open classification and that the use of <the> here is dependent on the writer's choice or mind and the situation.



Could I ask you to explain the concept a little bit more for my clear understanding using the example you gave below?



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These books are the books that you should read.

Last edited by GBLSU
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