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Both are possible, so we would have to see how you used the phrase in a complete sentence.

1) "Today we are going the study the multiplication tables from 1 to 10".

2) "Let's start with the 1 times table".

Both are possible, so we would have to see how you used the phrase in a complete sentence.

I would use the article. You're referring to very specific tables.Thanks. These are the sentences:

1) "Today we are going the study the multiplication tables from 1 to 10".

2) "Let's start with the 1 times table".

I would use the article. You're referring to very specific tables.

These are the sentences:

1) "Today we are going the study the multiplication tables from 1 to 10".

As far as I know, there is only one multiplication table, so there is no need for the plural form there. Of course, that table can be expanded indefinitely in both directions (horizontally and vertically), so it can be of any size desired, but it is still the same table. And that table is usually limited to being no larger than 10x10. It's just a matrix.

As for your question, I agree that the article sounds more natural here.

If you change that into "multiplication tables from 1-10" that's a bit strange.

As far as I know, there is only one multiplication table, so there is no need for the plural form there. Of course, that table can be expanded indefinitely in both directions (horizontally and vertically), so it can be of any size desired, but it is still the same table. And that table is usually limited to being no larger than 10x10. It's just a matrix.

As for your question, I agree that the article sounds more natural here.