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  1. Just Joined
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    Basic Doubt in using 'The' article

    Hi all,

    I am Prasad. A doubt raised from a real situation like in below way:

    One of my colleagues named prepared some seasonal festival greeting card and sent that snapshot to all of the team members in a mass mail.

    Almost all team members replied to that mail with their wishes also.

    I also replied in the same way with my wishes and I added.. 'The Geeta’s prepared greetings are looking good'

    Then one colleague pinged me in office IM and told me that we should not use 'The' as a prefix with the names of persons.

    I told her that in my sentence, 'The' didn’t represent the person, it represented the “greetings” (prepared by person).

    Will you please correct us what is right and what is wrong? Really my sentence is wrong?


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    Re: Basic Doubt in using 'The' article

    Welcome to the forums, Prasad.
    Yes, your sentence is wrong with the article.
    “Every miserable fool who has nothing at all of which he can be proud, adopts as a last resource pride in the nation to which he belongs; he is ready and happy to defend all its faults and follies tooth and nail, thus reimbursing himself for his own inferiority.”

    — Arthur Schopenhauer

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