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    the 21st century

    Before cardinal numbers we do not use 'the' and before ordinal numbers we do. I've thought that in expressions like 'ordinal + noun' 'the' can be removed or must be removed. Could you please help? Thanks in advance.
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    Please open your books and go to page 45.

    To keep abreast of (the) 21st century large number of people are seeking to receive tertiary education.
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    Re: the 21st century

    As always, please give us complete sentences to work with.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: the 21st century

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    As always, please give us complete sentences to work with.
    Done.

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    Re: the 21st century

    'Please turn to chapter 3.'
    'Please turn to the 3rd chapter.'
    I do not use 'the' before 'chapter 3' because it ends in a number.
    Not a teacher.

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