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    article usage

    Hi,

    1) Last night, I wanted to go to church which is at the end of the street to pray for God.
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    2) Last night, I wanted to go to the church which is at the end of the street to pray for God.

    Although it is used for its primary purpose, I think that the second example is the best choice because I interrupt the relative clause ' which is at the end'. Is that right?

    Thanks.

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    Re: article usage

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    'Last night, I wanted to go to church' works because it just means that he or she wanted to go to church but we don't know which one or where it's located. I agree with you that if you mention the churches' whereabouts, you should use "the".
    Last edited by Chicken Sandwich; 02-Sep-2012 at 13:32.

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    Re: article usage

    Quote Originally Posted by aysaa View Post
    Hi,

    1) Last night, I wanted to go to church which is at the end of the street to pray for God.
    or
    2) Last night, I wanted to go to the church which is at the end of the street to pray for God.

    Although it is used for its primary purpose, I think that the second example is the best choice because I interrupt the relative clause ' which is at the end'. Is that right?

    Thanks.
    One prays to God, not for him.

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    Re: article usage

    OK, 'to' but it is not what I wanted to learn.

    1) Last night, I wanted to go to church which is at the end of the street to pray to God.
    or
    2) Last night, I wanted to go to the church which is at the end of the street to pray to God.

    Is number 1 or 2 OK for you?

    Thanks.

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    Re: article usage

    NOT A TEACHER

    OK, 'to' but it is not what I wanted to learn.
    I would welcome constructive criticism, or as I call it - a piece of friendly advice, in a more friendly way.

    Is number 1 or 2 OK for you?
    I think Chicken Sandwich has already answered your query:
    I agree with you that if you mention the churches' whereabouts, you should use "the".
    (BTW: I agree with CS)
    Last edited by tom3m; 03-Sep-2012 at 11:13. Reason: piece OF

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    Re: article usage

    Quote Originally Posted by aysaa View Post
    OK, 'to' but it is not what I wanted to learn.
    I know that, but CS has already answered your question correctly. If he hadn't I would have commented.
    In fact, I would say, "I wanted to go to the church at the end of the street." The 'which is' is not necessary.

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