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Bravery is a great virtue.
The bravery is a great virtue.

Abstract nouns, if used in a general sense, can't take the article.

Abstract nouns, used in a particular sense, use the article: The bravery of the Spartans was renowned.

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Gillian has found work at the bank.
Gillian has found a work at the bank

Don't use the indefinite article before such words as work, fun, health, permission.

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The cholera is a dreadful disease
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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The Sunday can be a day of prayer.
Sunday can be a day of prayer.
The December is the last month.
December is the last month.

Don't use the definite article before the names of days and months

We say the Sunday before last, the December of 1940, etc

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The Euripides' tragedies are famous.
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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