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please help me with the question:find a mistake in the following sentence:
The labor unions met with the management board all the night in order to avoid a strike.
I know the mistake is " all the night".
it should be all night. ButI don't know the reason. Thanks

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    You're right -- in the phrase "all the night," we do not use "the."

    English has a lot of rules -- and exceptions to these rules -- about the use of articles. However, it's probably best just to listen and read carefully and pick up when to use articles that way.

    This site may also help you.

    http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/540/01/

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