"The" Beer: está certo?

I was doing a course in Livemocha and there was an exercise where it was writing: "They want the beer.".

Is it really correct? I would just say "They want beer.". Is this one incorrect?

TIA ;)

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felipeh6 7 56
Hi Tiago,

I think it would be better to use "They want some beer."

And about "They want the beer." probably the context is meaning a specific beer.

Best Regards,

Felipe Haag
Donay Mendonça 22 103 1.5k
Olá Tiago,

Usa-se o artigo "the" quando se está falando de algo em específico, como por exemplo "They want the beer they bought"(Eles querem a cerveja que compraram.).Quando quisermos falar de cerveja em geral podemos dizer "They want beer".


;)