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    same old "the"

    1939-1945 Britain fought in the World War 2. Isn't it in "World War 2" without the defenite article or the Second World War?

    Due to the New Labour's victory at General Elections Tony Blair becomes Prime Minister. "at General Elections" is OK? How about "in the General Elections"?

    "As the Prime Minister I take full resposibility ....." or "As a Prime Minister......"?
    Last edited by ostap77; 04-Feb-2011 at 02:12.

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    Re: same old "the"

    Quote Originally Posted by ostap77 View Post
    1939-1945 Britain fought in the World War 2.
    If I were editing that sentence, I would strikeout the word "the".


    Quote Originally Posted by ostap77
    Due to the New Labour's victory at General Elections Tony Blair becomes Prime Minister. "at General Elactions" is OK? How about "in the General Elections"?
    Both work, at least for me.


    Quote Originally Posted by ostap77
    "As the Prime Minister I take full resposibilyty ....." or "As a Prime Minister......"?
    Indefinite "a" doesn't make all that much sense given the context: there is only one Prime Minister, so "As the [one and only] Prime Minister of this country, I take full responsibility...".

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    Re: same old "the"

    Quote Originally Posted by lauralie2 View Post

    Indefinite "a" doesn't make all that much sense given the context: there is only one Prime Minister, so "As the [one and only] Prime Minister of this country, I take full responsibility...".
    Unless he wants to say that "just like any other prime minister in the world I take ..."

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    Re: same old "the"

    Quote Originally Posted by Khosro View Post
    Unless he wants to say that "just like any other prime minister in the world I take ..."
    Getting back to this one

    "Due to the New Labour's victory at General Elections Tony Blair becomes Prime Minister. "

    Both prepositions are acceptable.1) What about "the"? Can I say both "at the General Elections" and "at Genral Elections"?2) Same with " in the Presidential Elections" or "in Presidential Elections"? Can we use "at" in this context as well? 3) "He won in the election of 2004." When is it plural and singular?

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    Re: same old "the"

    Quote Originally Posted by ostap77 View Post
    Getting back to this one

    "Due to the New Labour's victory at General Elections Tony Blair becomes Prime Minister. "

    Both prepositions are acceptable.1) What about "the"? Can I say both "at the General Elections" and "at Genral Elections"?2) Same with " in the Presidential Elections" or "in Presidential Elections"? Can we use "at" in this context as well? 3) "He won in the election of 2004." When is it plural and singular?
    Say either "New Labour's victory" or "the New Labour victory" and "the General Election".

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    Re: same old "the"

    Quote Originally Posted by ostap77 View Post
    Due to the New Labour's victory at General Elections Tony Blair becomes Prime Minister. (1) "at General Elactions" is OK? How about(2) "in the General Elections"?
    To me, both prepositions are acceptable, but your first sentence is not. It needs to be one of the following:

    Due to the New Labour's victory at the General Elections Tony Blair becomes Prime Minister.

    Due to the New Labour's victory at the General Elections Tony Blair becomes Prime Minister.

    Later addition: As bhaisahab noted above. Sorry, I missed that.

    I am not happy about the present tense of the verb, unless this is taken from some list of events of the year in which all the verbs are present tense.
    Last edited by 5jj; 02-Feb-2011 at 17:00. Reason: additional note.

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