I'm a student who is learning English at an Intermediate Level.I have come across many English structures in many English newspapers ( in the U.K.US.Australia,etc) about the inconsistent usage of "the" in the following sentences :
(1) Smith was admitted to the Adelaide Hospital to receive
further treatment. In this sentence, can we do away
with " the" since this person ( Smith ) is a patient, unless
he ( Smith ) is a visitor to the hospital. Many English newspapers retain "the" in ther reports.
( 2) She is the owner and the director of this company. Is this sentence correct ? Will my sentence correct if I were to delete the second
"the" ( the director) ?
I would appreciate any comment or correction from English teacher.
1)- with the names of hispitals, we generally use the definite article. You can omit when you say 'Smith was admitted to hospital'
2)- You can delete the second article there IMO.