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    Should we write the Three Ministers or the three ministers?

    Hello,

    lets say there is a government with 12 ministers and there are 3 among them that are corrupted and known to the puplic due to their corruption, so the public calls the the Three Ministers

    do we say: I saw the three ministers
    or I saw the Three Ministers

    an other question lets say there is a government of four ministers which the puplic call the four ministers and once you say the four ministers everybody understands whom you are reffering two

    so do you say :

    I saw the four ministers
    or I saw the Four Ministers
    ?

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    Re: Should we write the Three Ministers or the three ministers?

    It's very difficult to say what any group will be known s before they acquire a name, but they would be unlikely to be known as 'the three ministers'.

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