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Euripides' tragedies are famous.
The Euripides' tragedies are famous.

Don't use the definite article with proper nouns in the possessive case.

If the name ends in an s or x or is difficult to pronounce with the extra syllable 's we omit the final s. Maria Callas' voice is divine.

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The green is a beautiful colour.
Green is a beautiful colour.

Don't use the definite article before the names of colours when used as nouns

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Gold is a precious metal.
The gold is a precious metal.

Don't use any article with material nouns, if used in a general sense.

Material nouns, used in a particular sense, require the definite article: The coal from the Midlands is exported to many countries.

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A thief is a danger to society.
A thief is a danger to the society.

Use the definite article if society is used (1) in a particular sense: The society of the Greeks was based on freedom; (2) in the sense of companionship:  enjoy the society of my friends.

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Cholera is a dreadful disease.
The cholera is a dreadful disease

As a rule, don't use the definite article before the names of diseases.

The indefinite article is needed with common names of illnesses: I was suffering from a cold (a fever, a cough, a headache).

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