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    i would like to know the difference between "The Times" and "the Times".
    a newspaper?a magazine?
    thank you very much

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    Default Re: The Times and the Times

    It's not quite clear to me what your problem is. I'll try to answer your question.

    The Times is a daily national newspaper in the UK.

    There are other newspapers that are also called Times, such as The New York Times. Since The Times is the original "Times" newspaper and has only lended its name to others around the world, those newspapers might be called the Times and not The Times.

    That's what I would suppose. Can you give an example?

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    Last edited by Snowcake; 07-Apr-2008 at 02:12.

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    Default Re: The Times and the Times

    Quote Originally Posted by Snowcake View Post
    It's not quite clear to me what your problem is. I'll try to answer your question.

    The Times is a daily national newspaper in the UK.

    There are other newspapers that are also called Times, such as The New York Times. Since The Times is the original "Times" newspaper and has only lended its name to others around the world, those other newspapers might be called the Times and not The Times.

    That's what I would suppose. Can you give an example?

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    hi, snowcake.
    is the first one wrong?

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    Default Re: The Times and the Times

    Quote Originally Posted by norwolf View Post
    Expanded context: been here, Mac? " Woodcock asked. " Not really, but I suppose I will by the time we leave. " " You'll have to drink three-point-six-two cups a day to keep up with us. " Interesting statistic, " Smith said. " Where did you come up with that number? " " Read it in The Times this morning. Silly. Some study commissioned by a tea company, no doubt. Silly. " " Or a coffee company about to release its next study that more than two cups of tea a day is bad for your health. " Woodcock laughed softly and lifted the cup and saucer

    Expanded context: , my Cave Lion, " she said, " and your home. I hope he will be... comfortable there. " " The spirit animals are all comfortable near Doni. The Great Earth Mother created and gave birth to all of them. The legends tell about it, " he said. " Legends? Stories about the times before? " p149 " I guess you could say they were stories, but they are told in a certain way. " " There were Clan legends, too. I used to love it when Dory told them. Mog-ur named my son after one of my favor ites, The Legend
    hi, snowcake.
    is the first one wrong?
    Ok, I got it wrong.

    'The Times' in the first passage you've given is the newspaper I mentioned above. It's a proper noun like Buckingham Palace or Tower Bridge. That's why it is written in capital letters.

    'the times' in the second passage has the meaning of time per se. You can also say "Stories about former times".

    Does that help?
    Snowcake
    Last edited by Snowcake; 07-Apr-2008 at 02:12.

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