Kiriana
Professional Teacher
London Labour and the London Poor: the articles Recently I am reading this great book by Henry Mayhew. Could you please explain me the rules - I know why we use here THE with "poor" but I do not know the rule for "labour" in this context. Thanks in advance!
Jun 29, 2019 2:08 PM
Answers · 2
Thank you very much))
June 30, 2019
The word 'the' in English is a bit tough. Generally, here we do not need a 'the' because labour is an abstract idea, like love. 'The' is specific, like 'the poor'.
June 29, 2019
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