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    Default the definite and indefinite articles

    In the following sentences would it be correct to use the indefinite (or definite) article before 'Head of the UN Habitat Agency' and 'UN Habitat`s Executive Director'.

    "Anna Tibaijuka, HEAD OF THE UN HABITAT AGENCY, urged governments and donors to take more seriously the problems of at least a billion people. "

    "The average aid worker is not aware of the extent of the problem - this report is the proof, UN HABITAT`S EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR added."

    What about these two?

    They lived in Umbria (Italian region) , but moved to France.
    or
    They lived in Umbria (an/the Italian region?)....

    Alex McCarthy (American economist) decided to...
    Alex McCarthy (an American economist?) ...

    I think (but i`m not sure) that articles are not necessary in sentences like these when they are used in written language but what about spoken language?

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    Default Re: the definite and indefinite articles

    1. Anna Tibaijuka, (the) head of ...

    2. ... this report is the proof, the director of ... added.

    3. They lived in Umbria, a region in Italy, but moved to France.

    4. Alex McCarthy, an American economist, decided to...

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