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asmaesperance
Algeria

help please
 
hi dear members
I īd like to ask for your help concerning this sentence

do we say: the window was  closed because of the wind
or: the window was closed because of wind
thanks a lot

22 Dec 2011      



Apodo
Australia

The window was closed because of the wind.
 
 

22 Dec 2011     



asmaesperance
Algeria

thanks but why
and why we say the window was closed because of  snow and not the snow
thanks again

23 Dec 2011     



yanogator
United States

It would also be "the snow".
 
The airport was closed because of snow (a general, widespread condition).
The airport was closed because of the snow (the specific snow in the specific area of the airport).
 
Both are correct for an airport, because it is large, but it is also a specific location.
 
We closed the window becauase of the snow. (Only the specific snow in the area of the window is of importance here, so we definitely use "the").
 
Bruce

23 Dec 2011     



asmaesperance
Algeria

thank you so much Bruce 

23 Dec 2011