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    (the) king

    Hi,

    1- It is a epic poem and tells about the battles and events during the weeks of a quarrel between (the) King Agememmon and the warrior Achilles.

    2- Agamemnon, the leading king of the Greek forces in the Trojan War, became (the) king of Mycenae by driving out his uncle, Thyestes, with the help of King Tyndareus of Sparta.

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    (The) Greek King Alexandros became very powerful.

    4- Paris, (the) Prince of Troy who was the son of (the) king Priam and his queen Hecuba.

    5- (The) England's flag is the St George's Cross.

    6- (The) Jame's brother, Michael, is.....

    I have been a little bit confused about whether to put 'the' or not. Could you please tell me must I put 'the' in the sentences or not?

    Thanks.
    Last edited by aysaa; 03-Jul-2013 at 14:22. Reason: adding two more items

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    Re: (the) king

    1. If part of the name, you don't use "the." King Agememmon.
    2. Optional.
    3. "The Greek King, Alexandros." You are naming the office, then specifying the name of the officeholder.
    4. Optional. If you mean it as his title, don't use "the." Diana, Princess of Wales. If you mean it as a description, use it. Obama, the President of the US.
    5. No. Most countries don't use articles.
    6. No.

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