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    #1

    Question 'the title of' or 'the title' and 'thesis' or 'a thesis'?

    Hi,
    I have some questions concerning sentences.

    1) ... obtained the diploma and the title of Bachelor of Engineering (B.Eng.).
    2) ... obtained the diploma and the title Bachelor of Engineering (B.Eng).

    and

    3) ... conclude with preparation of a thesis and the engineering exam. The title of the thesis prepared by ...
    4) ... conclude with preparation of thesis and the engineering exam. The title of the thesis prepared by ...
    5) ... conclude with preparation of the thesis and the engineering exam. The title of the thesis prepared by ...

    Which sentences is correct?
    Which sentence is better?

    Thank you for your help in advance.

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    Re: 'the title of' or 'the title' and 'thesis' or 'a thesis'?

    In 1 and 2, both are acceptable. My own preference is 2.

    Among 3, 4 and 5, in contexts where the requirement of a thesis has been mentioned or discussed, 5 is best. Otherwise 3 is best. 4 is incorrect.

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    Re: 'the title of' or 'the title' and 'thesis' or 'a thesis'?

    Is it just me, or do 1 & 2 sound a bit over the top for most contexts? It sounds a bit like putting Esquire after your name IMO.
    Last edited by Tdol; 06-Nov-2013 at 14:59.

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