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Hi,

They went to the best schools.

But is it

They went to top schools.
They went to THE top schools.

Do you need "the" here if you are you referring to top schools in general?

Thank you.
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englishnewbieThey went to top schools.
They went to THE top schools.

Do you need "the" here if you are you referring to top schools in general?
No. Not if you are referring to them in general.
A speaker may use 'the' if he's thinking of top schools as a specific, limited number of top schools.

You can go either way on this one.

CJ
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