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    SoothingDave is online now VIP Member
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    Default Re: The Mars or Mars?

    I don't think most people know that "Sol" is the name of the Sun, nor do they think about whether there are other suns when they pick an article.

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    Default Re: The Mars or Mars?

    Quote Originally Posted by SoothingDave View Post
    I don't think most people know that "Sol" is the name of the Sun, nor do they think about whether there are other suns when they pick an article.
    I agree. Article selection, or the lack of it, seems to be programmed into native speakers brains. But this is usually because they parrot what they have heard since earliest recognition. English learners are looking for some sort of reason for these constructions.

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