find (the) real bargains.


Senior Member
Mandarin / the Shanghai Dialect

In middle school, my parents often sent me to do the grocery shopping. On any given trip, I would encounter several grown-ups from my subdivision, eager to ask me where to find (the) real bargains.

I wrote these sentences.

Should I add “the” here or not? These real bargains were from grocery stores nearby.
  • Jektor

    Senior Member
    English (UK)
    Both sentences are acceptable.
    If you use "the" it makes the bargains more specific - you are expecting to find specific bargains, which you already know exist.
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