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    article "the" before "education"

    Education of the late 20th-early 21st centuries is marked with a precipitous decline in the prestige of the teacher.

    In this sentence, I feel there may be a need to place "the" in front of "education". Do we need it? Thank you in advance.

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    Re: article "the" before "education"

    I'd use 'in' rather than 'of', and no article.

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    Re: article "the" before "education"

    5jj, your help is greatly appreciated. You've been a true magic wand for countless forumers. Cheers!

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    Re: article "the" before "education"



    I can see why you wanted to use 'the' - it seems to be a specified education. It's the 'of' that would make the definite article desirable - if we were talking about the education of a person or of people.

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    #5

    Re: article "the" before "education"

    Yes - that's what I thought. To be honest, my current work mostly involves translating, since I'm gradually losing faith in teaching English. The two languages are so different that I find it more rewarding to just do translating. Although I still do some teaching, translation is becoming my major area of activity. And nuances like the one you've cleared up for me permeate the majority of material I deal with. In any case, I find this forum a great resource. It's helped me a lot. Keep up the good work!

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