Source:The Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary: [often passive] space something (+ adverb/preposition) to arrange things so that they have regular spaces between them: "Space the posts about a metre apart." the(definite article) 6 used before the plural of somebody's last name to refer to a whole family or a married couple: Don't forget to invite the Jordans. I've thought that definite article(the) before plural noun is not grammatical but the definition 6. However, as the+plural noun construction is used in the dictionary, is 'the+plural noun' construction widely accepted and used in BrE or AmE? If not, do many people think it is wrong?