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    I visited Buckingham Palace; it was very expensive.

    I visited Buckingham Palace; it was very expensive. (We don't use an article "the" because Buckingham is the last name?)

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    Re: I visited Buckingham Palace; it was very expensive.

    We don't use an article because the name of the building is 'Buckingham Palace'.

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    Re: I visited Buckingham Palace; it was very expensive.

    The use of articles with buildings and places can get very confusing. Sometimes you just have to learn them. Here are some examples:

    I went to Buckingham Palace.
    I went to Windsor Castle.
    I went to Sydney Opera House.
    I went to Mount Everest.

    I went to the Leaning Tower of Pisa.
    I went to the Golden Gate Bridge.
    I went to the Taj Mahal.
    I went to the Great Pyramids.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: I visited Buckingham Palace; it was very expensive.

    Quote Originally Posted by Anna2004 View Post
    I visited Buckingham Palace; it was very expensive. (We don't use an article "the" because Buckingham is the last name?)

    Thank you,

    Anna
    In your second clause, I would write "the trip was very expensive". I assume that you were not trying to buy the palace.

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    Re: I visited Buckingham Palace; it was very expensive.

    Quote Originally Posted by MikeNewYork View Post
    In your second clause, I would write "the trip was very expensive". I assume that you were not trying to buy the palace.
    I don't necessarily agree. I think "it" can refer to "the visit". It costs an awful lot of money to get into Buckingham Palace.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: I visited Buckingham Palace; it was very expensive.

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    I don't necessarily agree. I think "it" can refer to "the visit". It costs an awful lot of money to get into Buckingham Palace.
    Really? I don't know that.

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    Re: I visited Buckingham Palace; it was very expensive.

    Quote Originally Posted by MikeNewYork View Post
    Really? I don't know that.
    Opening times & admission prices | Royal Collection Trust
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: I visited Buckingham Palace; it was very expensive.

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    I don't necessarily agree. I think "it" can refer to "the visit". It costs an awful lot of money to get into Buckingham Palace.
    Sure. "It" is just a placeholder or trace. Another example is "I had a girlfriend who was into that. It was a real eye-opener." The "it" refers to the entire preceding experience or idea.

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    Re: I visited Buckingham Palace; it was very expensive.

    Quote Originally Posted by probus View Post
    Sure. "It" is just a placeholder or trace. Another example is "I had a girlfriend who was into that. It was a real eye-opener." The "it" refers to the entire preceding experience or idea.
    But I had no idea that visiting the palace cost so much.

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