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    Should I use article "the"?

    Should I use article "the" in this sentence or it's not necessary?

    1. "I'd like to visit the Baughnes 44 museum some day."

    2. "I'd like to visit Baughnes 44 museum some day."

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    Re: Should I use article "the"?

    Quote Originally Posted by ucul View Post
    Should I use the definite article "the" in this sentence or is it it's not necessary?

    1. "I'd like to visit the Baughnes 44 museum some day."

    2. "I'd like to visit Baughnes 44 museum some day."
    I've never heard of that museum, and I can't find it on Google either!
    Does it really exist?

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    Re: Should I use article "the"?

    http://www.baugnez44.be/

    They use it in the title of their homepage, but not in the text. I would probably use it, as we do with most museums.

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    Re: Should I use article "the"?

    I can't see anything in that link to suggest it's spelt "Baughnes".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Should I use article "the"?

    If the name is correct, I would use the article.

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    Re: Should I use article "the"?

    Mike New York,

    Can I use "a" here?

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    Re: Should I use article "the"?

    No.

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    Re: Should I use article "the"?

    So the real name is Baugnez 44 Historical Center (thanks for the correction), but can I write it as Baugnez 44 museum? So is this sentence correct? "I'd like to visit the Baugnez 44 museum some day." Or should I remove the article?

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    Re: Should I use article "the"?

    Why change the name?

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    Re: Should I use article "the"?

    I imagine plenty of people don't use the entire "Baugnez 44 Historical Center" name to refer to it - it's a bit of a mouthful. However, a historical centre and a museum aren't necessarily the same thing.

    If I wanted to be very clear, I would say "I want to visit the Baugnez 44 Historical Center one day". If the person I was speaking to already knew what the place was, I might well say "I want to visit Baugnez 44 one day" or "I want to visit that Baugnez 44 place one day".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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