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  1. #1

    Cool the 'the'

    Here's the passage I came across
    Media were also interested in 'the' Firefox growth by region and the Test Pilot data about tab usage.
    but my question is general

    What is the noun that the 'the' is placed before?

    I think it's 'growth', not Firefox. So I assume the pattern is as follows
    'the' car 'door' (= 'the door', not 'the car')
    'the' Microsoft 'Office Suite' (= 'the Office Suite', not 'the Microsoft')
    Company/product name in the example given is used as an adjective.

    Am I right?

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    #2

    Re: the 'the'

    Yes, it's the growth. Which growth? The growth in Firefox usage.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Re: the 'the'

    Quote Originally Posted by Barb_D View Post
    The growth in Firefox usage.
    emm.. yep, I understand that) thanx

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    Re: the 'the'

    Does that mean you do not understand it?
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Re: the 'the'

    Quote Originally Posted by Barb_D View Post
    Does that mean you do not understand it?
    no, I'm not being sarcastic)) I just like this smiley

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    Re: the 'the'

    Oh, okay. I like this one:
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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