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D00M
Posted: Monday, July 9, 2018 2:41:53 PM

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Hello respected teachers,

What is the difference in meaning between the two following?

Did your parents require you to help out with the cooking and cleaning at home?

Did your parents require you to help out with cooking and cleaning at home?

I am looking forward to your answers.
FounDit
Posted: Monday, July 9, 2018 3:01:31 PM

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D00M wrote:
Hello respected teachers,

What is the difference in meaning between the two following?

Did your parents require you to help out with the cooking and cleaning at home?

Did your parents require you to help out with cooking and cleaning at home?


There is no difference in the meaning.

The only time we might use "the" would be if we are speaking of that specific set of chores, rather than general work that might be done at home, such as taking out trash, cleaning rooms, general cooking and cleaning, etc.


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Romany
Posted: Monday, July 9, 2018 3:52:13 PM
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Whereas, in BE we use the article.
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