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  1. Newbie
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    #1

    use of the

    Hello!
    There are three ways to name an organization:
    (1) The Food Eaters World Community
    or (2) Food Eaters World Community
    or (3) The World Community of Food Eaters.
    They all seem correct to me, but I doubt the use of "the" in the first one. I vaguely remember a rule saying that we shouldn't use "the" in such cases as it refers to the attribute but not the main noun. Is that so? And which of these names is correct?

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    #2

    Re: use of the

    They all sound okay to me. I'm not sure I understand your doubt. If you name it #2, people are going to say it with a "the" anyway because it will be the only organization in the world with that name.

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    #3

    Re: use of the

    Thank you. Now it is clearer.

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    #4

    Re: use of the

    Can anybody join? Or only those who eat food?

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    #5

    Re: use of the

    I'm afraid only those who eat food can join our Community.


    Actually, there is a real organization behind, but I decided not to write its name so that this is not seen as promotion.

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