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    Default Is the article necessary?

    ___Parentsí elder child was educated abroad. Now they are discussing whether to send their younger one to study there, too.

    This is a topic for a dialogue which my students practice in class. Is there a need to use an article before "parent's elder child"?
    If I were a native speaker of English, I would never shut up. :-)

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    Default Re: Is the article necessary?

    Yes: The.

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