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    Does this miss 'the' ?

    I found the sentence "Match the pictures on p11 to each of the four ancient societies in paragragh three"
    I think it misses the "the" before "paragraph three".(this paragraph is definite, I can see it in the book).
    Can you please explain more ?
    (the book in which I found this sentence was written by English authors, its title is "Headway")
    Thank you very much!

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    Re: Does this miss 'the' ?

    Quote Originally Posted by crazYgeeK View Post
    I found the sentence "Match the pictures on p11 to each of the four ancient societies in paragragh three"
    I think it misses the "the" before "paragraph three".(this paragraph is definite, I can see it in the book).
    Can you please explain more ?
    (the book in which I found this sentence was written by English authors, its title is "Headway")
    Thank you very much!
    No. "the paragraph three" would be wrong, although you would say "the third paragraph". Note that you didn't ask about "the p11", which would also be wrong.

    Similarly, "page 2", Chapter Two", "Book 7". These are all names, and don't take "the". The third paragraph is called "paragraph three" as a type of name, but it doesn't take capital letters because it's not formally named as, say, 'Chapter Two' is.

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    Re: Does this miss 'the' ?

    Quote Originally Posted by crazYgeeK View Post
    I found the sentence "Match the pictures on p11 to each of the four ancient societies in paragragh three"
    I think it misses the "the" before "paragraph three".(this paragraph is definite, I can see it in the book).
    Can you please explain more ? No article is needed there, definite or indefinite.
    There are many times no article is used. I will give you some examples with "in" in which no article is used, even though something definite is being referred to.

    in Chicago
    in December
    in winter
    in science class
    in sentence 2
    in Spanish history
    2006

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