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    along ? Brighton Pier

    1. along Brighton Pier
    2. along the Brighton Pier
    Which of the above expressions is correct? I think #1 is acceptable. Am I right?
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    Re: along ? Brighton Pier

    Quote Originally Posted by sitifan View Post
    1. along Brighton Pier
    2. along the Brighton Pier
    Which of the above expressions is correct? I think #1 is acceptable. Am I right?
    We wouldn't use an article with "Brighton Pier".

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    Re: along ? Brighton Pier

    I walked along Brighton Pier.
    I walked along the pier in Brighton.

    Because Brighton now has only one functioning pier, the second sentence is possible but it doesn't give the name of the pier. Those of us who remember the old days (!) still call it the Palace Pier. Note that if you used that name in your sentence, it would have required the article - "I walked along the Palace Pier".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: along ? Brighton Pier

    The Palace Pier requires "the" because Palace is a common noun, but Brighton Pier is not used with "the" because Brighton is a proper noun. Is my conjecture right?
    http://www.englishforums.com/English....htm#sc1951450
    Last edited by sitifan; 19-Apr-2014 at 08:29.
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