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    "At one point he won four 18-hole tournaments in as many days and was being tutored by legendary Austin instructor Harvey Penick." (Source: Courtly Language - Page 1 - News - Dallas - Dallas Observer.)

    Shouldn't there be a "the" between "by" and "legendary"?

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    #2

    Re: The

    We would expect one. However, you'll find it is often omitted in news reports.

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    #3

    Re: The

    It is only a matter of style.

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    #4

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    ♥♦♣♠ NOT A TEACHER ♥♦♣♠

    It is also possible that the author of that article was quite certain about the fact that most people reading the text would be familiar with the name s/he was writing about, which might be the answer to the question why the wasn't used, in which case you don't actually need the defnite article.

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    Re: The

    Quote Originally Posted by engee30 View Post
    ♥♦♣♠ NOT A TEACHER ♥♦♣♠

    It is also possible that the author of that article was quite certain about the fact that most people reading the text would be familiar with the name s/he was writing about, which might be the answer to the question why the wasn't used, in which case you don't actually need the defnite article.
    Interesting. I am looking forward to seeing other members comment on this reply. "The" is still a problem to me.
    Last edited by Khosro; 01-Feb-2011 at 10:12.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Khosro View Post
    Interesting. I am looking forward to see seeing other members comment on this reply. "The" is still a problem to me.
    I hope you don't mind my correcting your sentence.
    It's horrible when it comes to deal with to, and you can't seem to know whether it's a preposition or the to-infinitive.

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    Re: The

    Quote Originally Posted by engee30 View Post
    I hope you don't mind my correcting your sentence.
    It's horrible when it comes to deal with to, and you can't seem to know whether it's a preposition or the to-infinitive.
    No, I don't. And it is necessary.
    Last edited by Khosro; 01-Feb-2011 at 08:12.

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    #8

    Re: The

    A similar question: why isn't there an "a" before "longtime"?

    "Chris Lemens, longtime reader and now member of Koncisionís confidentiality agreement editorial board, steered me to the Ninth Circuitís recent opinion in MDY Industries v. Blizzard Entertainment." (Source: Koncision Ľ Another Reason Why It’s Important to Distinguish Between Conditions and Obligations.)

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    #9

    Re: The

    Quote Originally Posted by Jasmin165 View Post
    A similar question: why isn't there an "a" before "longtime"?

    "Chris Lemens, longtime reader and now member of Koncisionís confidentiality agreement editorial board, steered me to the Ninth Circuitís recent opinion in MDY Industries v. Blizzard Entertainment." (Source: Koncision Ľ Another Reason Why Itís Important to Distinguish Between Conditions and Obligations.)

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    Jasmin165, the answer given by me in the first post would equally apply to your other question.

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    #10

    Re: The

    Quote Originally Posted by Jasmin165 View Post
    "At one point he won four 18-hole tournaments in as many days and was being tutored by legendary Austin instructor Harvey Penick."
    Feels 100% correct to me. No need to weigh down the sentence.
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