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  1. M56
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    Articles and AmEng

    Is it correct that the definite article can be omitted, in AmEng, before "BBC" in the sentence below?


    "Even BBC puts ' ' around 'standard' on their website."

  2. kaboodleus
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    Re: Articles and AmEng

    I would definitely use "the" in that sentence. (I'm a native AmEng speaker.)

    I would say "the BBC", "The Economist", "the FBI", "the CIA", "the KGB"
    *but*
    I would say "CNN", "Newsweek","NASA", "UNICEF", and "Interpol."

    Some organizations just have "the" as an intrinsic part of their name.

  3. M56
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    Re: Articles and AmEng

    Quote Originally Posted by kaboodleus
    I would definitely use "the" in that sentence. (I'm a native AmEng speaker.)

    I would say "the BBC", "The Economist", "the FBI", "the CIA", "the KGB"
    *but*
    I would say "CNN", "Newsweek","NASA", "UNICEF", and "Interpol."

    Some organizations just have "the" as an intrinsic part of their name.
    Thanks, K.

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