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Hello,

Could you please say whether it is necessary to use the definite

article before "society" when talking about the general mass of

people and interactions between them?

As I understand it, "society" may be modified with "a" when talking

about some abstract society, which may be a society of nature

defenders, or a society of chess aficionados. Similarly, we can refer

to a particular society of these kinds by addressing it with the definite

article, "the society of academicians" (implying some particular group

of academicians, a group large enough to be considered an individual

society). However, should we use any articles when refering to (the?)
(global) society?

Thanks in advance.

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Victor
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Hi,

Broadly speaking, just say 'society' when making a general/global reference.

Clive
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-This event is highlighting the negative side of (the) society at that time.

As far as I know, when the word is modified, 'the' is required, but is 'at that time' a modifier that requires 'the' in this case? Or is 'the' just optional?
You don't need 'the'. Including it sounds odd to me.

Clive