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    Hi Everyone,

    Could please let me know why in the first phrase, "the" is not necessary but for the second phrase we need to use "the"
    while both are mentioning to people in charge of an organization or government?

    1-Mr Grounds, who is chairman of the Victor Chang Research Institute (why not the chairman of ..)
    2- the president of the USA emphasized on a press conference in ...

    Thank you for your help

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    Re: the

    In 1., "the" would be usual in the way you have typed it. However, if you capitalized "Chairman" (as you probably should have), the article would not be needed. In 2, both "the" and "president" should be capitalized.


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