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    According to (the)

    Hello there!

    I know that 'According to Longman Dictionary...' is a correct sentence. What I do not know is why the following is incorrect.

    'According to THE Longman Dictionary...'

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    #2

    Re: According to (the)

    I don't think it's incorrect.

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    Re: According to (the)

    Quote Originally Posted by TitoBr View Post
    Hello there!

    I know that 'According to Longman Dictionary...' is a correct sentence. What I do not know is why the following is incorrect.

    'According to THE Longman Dictionary...'

    Cheers,
    Tito
    I agree with Dave. I suspect you spelled "the" in capitals to emphasize the word, but I just wanted you to know that "the" is not part of the book's title. Therefore, you would not capitalize even the "t" unless it were the first word in a sentence.

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    Re: According to (the)

    Precisely, Mike. I did emphasize the 'the' by capitalizing it.

    It happens that we, Brazilians, have issues wether use 'the' in a sentence. When we are learning, we tend to insert 'the' a lot. So, after we become intermediate or adavnced learner, we do the opposite: we eliminate as many 'the' as possible.

    So, I may use the sentence in both ways: with or without 'the', right?

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    Re: According to (the)

    Quote Originally Posted by TitoBr View Post
    Precisely, Mike. I did emphasize the 'the' by capitalizing it.

    It happens that we, Brazilians, have issues wether use 'the' in a sentence. When we are learning, we tend to insert 'the' a lot. So, after we become intermediate or adavnced learner, we do the opposite: we eliminate as many 'the' as possible.

    So, I may use the sentence in both ways: with or without 'the', right?
    Right.

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    Re: According to (the)

    I'd use 'the' always.

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    Re: According to (the)

    Quote Originally Posted by 5jj View Post
    I'd use 'the' always.
    5JJ, please, why would you always use 'the' before a dictionary name? I need to know the reason to better understand it.

    Thanks in advance,
    Tito

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