I have always problems with definite articles - can anybody help me? is it OK to say just Eastern Bloc or THE Eastern Bloc? Sentence: It helped to reduce the tension in the relations with ??? Eastern Bloc.
Thanks in advance
I can say Eastern Bloc countries think... or The Eastern Bloc thinks...
The first is an adjective the second is a noun.
With your example, you can probably now answer it yourself.
The preposition WITH is followed by a ??? (noun or adjective)
The answer is a noun and so THE must be introduced.