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    Which is correct "The Eiffel Tower or Eiffel Tower?"

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    The Eiffel Tower.

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    But we know than Eiffel is person's surname and we don't use any article that case

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    Yes, we do.

    'The Lincoln Memorial'
    'The da Vinci Code'

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    Please, explane to me ,how I can choose,if "the" is needed or not

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    With proper names, you nee to just look and see how it's used. Articles are tricky.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Quote Originally Posted by englishlearner77 View Post
    But we know than Eiffel is person's surname and we don't use any article that case
    When "Eiffel" appears alone (referring to the person) we do not use "the". But this is the tower that bears his name.

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    So, it means that the main point in this case is "tower" and that's why we use "the"?

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    Quote Originally Posted by englishlearner77 View Post
    So, it means that the main point in this case is "tower" and that's why we use "the"?
    Yes.

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    Wikipedia can be incredibly helpful in cases like this. There was a thread recently where someone queried the use of "the" before proper names of places in London. Wikipedia clearly showed that "Crystal Palace" (as it is now known, usually connected with a football club) was originally officially called "The Crystal Palace".

    If you Google "Eiffel Tower" you will find a Wikipedia link. Although the title of the entry is simply "Eiffel Tower", you will see that the first paragraph begins "The Eiffel Tower (La Tour Eiffel) ...".

    La (French) = The (English).
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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