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    Should 'the' be omitted from 'I have installed the Firefox recommended by Peter'?

    1. I have installed Firefox.
    2. I have installed the latest Firefox.
    3. I have installed the Firefox recommended by Peter.

    Should 'the' be omitted before 'Firefox', a proper noun?
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    Re: Should 'the' be omitted from 'I have installed the Firefox recommended by Peter'?

    I would make only one small change. For the third one I would say:

    I have installed Firefox as recommended by Peter.

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    Re: Should 'the' be omitted from 'I have installed the Firefox recommended by Peter'?

    How would you change the following:

    'I have not turned it off but enabled 'Set Windows Update to notify only' in the 'Winaero Tweaker' recommended by MasterChief.'── quoted from http://www.windowsbbs.com/windows-10...tml#post645079
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    Re: Should 'the' be omitted from 'I have installed the Firefox recommended by Peter'?

    I think something was left out there. I would say:

    I did not turn it off, but.I.enabled....


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    Re: Should 'the' be omitted from 'I have installed the Firefox recommended by Peter'?

    Should 'the' be omitted from the sentence in post#3?
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    Re: Should 'the' be omitted from 'I have installed the Firefox recommended by Peter'?

    It seems OK to me.
    Last edited by emsr2d2; 07-Dec-2015 at 11:13. Reason: Fixed typo

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    Re: Should 'the' be omitted from 'I have installed the Firefox recommended by Peter'?

    Going back to the original question, I would use "I have installed the latest version of Firefox".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Should 'the' be omitted from 'I have installed the Firefox recommended by Peter'?

    Quote Originally Posted by Matthew Wai View Post
    Should 'the' be omitted from the sentence in post#3?
    It could be. I would guess that it has been used because of the word Tweaker, which makes it sound less like a name and more like a device, but most software doesn't take a definite article.

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    Re: Should 'the' be omitted from 'I have installed the Firefox recommended by Peter'?

    Quote Originally Posted by Matthew Wai View Post
    3. I have installed the Firefox recommended by Peter.

    Should 'the' be omitted before 'Firefox', a proper noun?
    I would only use the article if Peter had recommended a special version of Firefox rather than the standard one.

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    Re: Should 'the' be omitted from 'I have installed the Firefox recommended by Peter'?

    There is no need to use an article before a proper noun followed by an adjectival phrase.

    Is that correct?
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