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    When I want to add a adj to an musical instrument like Piano, should I use 'The' before adj?
    'The beautiful piano' or 'beautiful piano'?

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    Re: Piano

    It needs a determiner oF* some kind when 'piano' is in the singular - 'the', 'a', or a possessor are the obvious possibilities.

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    Last edited by BobK; 19-Jul-2012 at 19:45. Reason: Fix typo

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    Re: Piano

    There were two pianos in the flat, a beautiful piano and an ugly piano. The beautiful piano was near the window, and the ugly piano was in the hall.

    Context is everything.

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    Re: Piano

    Quote Originally Posted by 5jj View Post
    There were two pianos in the flat, a beautiful piano and an ugly piano. The beautiful piano was near the window, and the ugly piano was in the hall.

    Context is everything.
    I want to share a photo, as a title should I write 'The beautiful piano' or 'beautiful piano'?

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    Re: Piano

    Hello, sanaz.
    There's no article at the start of the title of this painting: Girl with a Pearl Earring - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
    (I'm not suggesting you don't need any articles. This is just for your reference.)

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    Re: Piano

    I agree - if you're just saying that and nothing else, then "Beautiful piano" works as a caption. Unless you have already referred to the piano, or are giving more information about it, then "the" is wrong. You could say "A beautiful piano" or "The beautiful piano on display at ..."
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Re: Piano

    Thank you very much

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    There's no need to thank us in a separate post, sanaz.

    Your click on the Like button was sufficient.

    Rover

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