All the/ all Star Wars films

Henares

Senior Member
Polish
Hi,
I would like to know what is the difference between “all Star Wars films” and “all the Star Wars films”
Thanks in advance
 
  • Keith Bradford

    Senior Member
    English (Midlands UK)
    I agree with London Calling, but the rule on this is quite simple and should help you in any context. "The" refers to something which is already known, or about to be defined:
    • “all the Star Wars films” = all the known ones -- nine at present, I think.
    • "all the Star Wars films made by George Lucas" = those that I'm about to define.
    • “all Star Wars films” = all, whether known or unknown; i.e. this even includes Star Wars films that have not yet been made.
     

    Henares

    Senior Member
    Polish
    For example, a new Star Wars game (Lego Star Wars - The Skywalker Saga) was announced yesterday and in the end of the trailer there was a writing “all nine films, one new game”.
     
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