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    using "The" with "Of" structure

    Hi Everybody,

    Could you please let me know what the general rule is for using "the" before the first noun in the following structure?

    Noun1 +of+ Noun2

    When we should use "The" before the "Noun1"?
    When we should not use "The" before the "Noun1"?

    I have tried to find the rule by practice but still I get confused. For example I have seen both "the head of the department" and "head of the department"

    Best regards,
    MM.

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    Re: using "The" with "Of" structure

    There are no firm rules for this when you are talking about a title. The second "the" is needed. The first is often optional.

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