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    #1

    zero article or omission of the article

    1. Jim was elected monitor of our class.
    2. Jim was elected the monitor of our class.
    #1 is quoted from a grammar book, so it's supposed to be correct.
    Is #2 also acceptable?

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    #2

    Re: zero article or omission of the article

    Quote Originally Posted by sitifan View Post
    1. Jim was elected monitor of our class.
    2. Jim was elected the monitor of our class.
    #1 is quoted from a grammar book, so it's supposed to be correct.
    Is #2 also acceptable?
    #1 is correct. #2 is not wrong but it's not very natural.

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