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    Default shall I add "the" after a comma in a sentence

    Dear teachers,

    please advise if I should add "the" after the comma in the following sentences:

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    It was some years ago when I first heard the name of a Japanese company, the Sony Company.

    2.
    It was some years ago when I first heard the name of a US movie, the Saving Private Ryan.

    Thank you.

    Kitty

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    Default Re: shall I add "the" after a comma in a sentence

    Quote Originally Posted by kwfine View Post
    Dear teachers,

    please advise if I should add "the" after the comma in the following sentences:

    1.
    It was some years ago when I first heard the name of a Japanese company, the Sony Company.

    2.
    It was some years ago when I first heard the name of a US movie, the Saving Private Ryan.

    Thank you.

    Kitty
    No, we don't put an article before proper nouns, as a rule. In your first example you also don't need to say "company" again at the end.

    ...I first heard the name of the Japanese company, Sony.

    I would also use the definite, not the indefinite article in both of your examples:

    ...I first heard the name of the US movie 'Saving Private Ryan'.

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