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    the + noun + its type

    1. I like English.
    2. I like the English language.
    3. She reads Keyhan.
    4. She reads the Keyhan newspaper.

    A) I believe when we use the order of words like this: noun + its type, it needs the definite article preceding it. Am I right?

    B) Is it necessary to capitalize the type in the sentences above - language and newspaper?

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    Re: the + noun + its type

    1, 2 and 3 are correct. 4 could use the definite or the indefinite article (or none with the plural), depending on the meaning.

    She reads a Keyhan newspaper.
    She reads the Keyhan newspaper.
    She reads Keyhan newspapers.

    You must capitalise English because it is a proper noun.

    Edit: I assumed "Keyhan" was a language! Is it the name of a newspaper? If so, then it depends on what the newspaper is called. If it's official name is "The Keyhan", then you must capitalise "The". If it's just called "Keyhan" then I would simply say "She reads Keyhan [every day]".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: the + noun + its type

    My question is if it could be a rule to put 'the' before the order of words like 'noun + its type'
    1. We stayed at Plaza.
    2. We stayed at the Plaza hotel.

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    Re: the + noun + its type

    Different contexts have different rules. In your hotel example, the article is usually required.

    We stayed at The Plaza hotel.
    We stayed at The Plaza.

    If the hotel is called "Plaza", rather than "The Plaza", then that's what you call it. We're used to buildings being called "The XXX" but when it's just a single word, it's less clear so sometimes we add an explanation.

    "We stayed at Plaza" would be hard to understand without any context.
    "We stayed at the hotel Plaza" would make more sense.

    This is a completely different context from your first post. This post deals with proper nouns, like "The Plaza Hotel". Your first post just dealt with an adjective which has to be capitalised (English) and a common noun.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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