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The gold is a precious metal.
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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He drank half a glass of milk.
He drank half glass of milk.

Half a glass (an hour, a day, a mile, etc.) is the shortened form of half of a glass (of an hour, of a day, of a mile, etc.).

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According to my opinion, she's right.
In my opinion, she's right.

Avoid using the phrase as I think instead of I think. Say: He's lazy and I think he'll fail, not as I think.

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What's the matter with you today?
What have you today?

What's wrong (with you)?, What's the trouble (with you)? and What's the problem? are also correct.

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Who do you think will be chosen?
Whom do you think will be chosen?
Whom do you think I saw yesterday?
Who do you think I saw yesterday?

In the first sentence who is the subject of will be chosen, do you think is a parenthesis. In the second sentence whom is the object of I saw, do you think is a parenthesis

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