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    ON THE SECOND AND THIRD FLOORS

    I could refer to "the second floor" and "the third floor". "the" in those two phrases is necessary since "floor" is countable.

    Now, if I want to refer to those floors together, I could write:

    "the second and third floors...."

    Could "the" in the third phrase be dropped without ill effect?

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    Re: ON THE SECOND AND THIRD FLOORS

    Quote Originally Posted by EverLivingPoet View Post
    "the second and third floors...."
    This is better with only one 'the' as you have written it.

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    Arrow Re: ON THE SECOND AND THIRD FLOORS

    So "second and third floors" without the article "the" is wrong?

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    #4

    Re: ON THE SECOND AND THIRD FLOORS

    Without any other context, I would say use the "the."

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