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    is 'the' necessary in this sentence?

    The movie is about Roger and Adam,the two Americans that...
    The movie is about Roger and Adam,two Americans that...

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    Re: is 'the' necessary in this sentence?

    Quote Originally Posted by marko87
    The movie is about Roger and Adam, two Americans that...
    No 'the' before 'two Americans'.

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    Re: is 'the' necessary in this sentence?

    Quote Originally Posted by tedtmc
    No 'the' before 'two Americans'.
    Why? They are defined, so I would vote on putting "the".

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    Re: is 'the' necessary in this sentence?

    It really depends on what comes next. Without more context it's difificult to say- it could be with or without:

    The movie is about Roger and Adam, the two Americans that murdered the president. (specific Americans that would be known to the reader, though less likely a first names are used)
    The movie is about Roger and Adam,two Americans that find themselves getting more than the bargained for when the travel to... (just two Americans with these names)

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