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  1. Boris Tatarenko's Avatar
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    #1

    the bicameral parliament

    Hello.

    I know that we usually say "parliament" without any article, but when add an adjective it is necessary to use the artile:

    "Parliament in the UK consists of two houses..."
    "The British Parliament consits of two houses..."

    However, I'm not sure whether I should use an article with the word "bicameral"

    "The bicameral Parliament consists of two houses..."
    Please, correct all my mistakes. I should know English perfectly and if you show me my mistakes I will achieve my dream a little bit faster. A lot of thanks.

    Not a teacher nor a native speaker.

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    Re: the bicameral parliament

    Well, presumably any bicameral Parliament consists of two houses, that being the meaning of bicameral. Although I immediately understood what it meant, I wasn't familiar with the term and I've never heard anyone describe the British Parliament as such.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: the bicameral parliament

    Yes, add the "the" there.

    "Bicameral" is used when teaching about American legislative bodies. The American Congress being an outcome of "the Great Compromise" during the Constitutional convention.

    Also, all 50 states, except one have bicameral legislatures.

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    Re: the bicameral parliament

    A bicameral parliament... would refer to any such system in general. If you use the, you are referring to a specific system, but all bicameral systems have two houses, so the parliament is bicameral might work better.

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