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    #1

    Steve Black is (the) chief of this expedition

    Can we use this sentence both with a definite and zero article? If yes, is there any difference?

    Steve Black is (the) chief of this expedition.
    If I were a native speaker of English, I would never shut up. :-)

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    #2

    Re: Steve Black is (the) chief of this expedition

    I would use 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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    #3

    Re: Steve Black is (the) chief of this expedition

    The article is fine, but I could live without it.

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    #4

    Re: Steve Black is (the) chief of this expedition

    (the) head would work better than (the) chief for me.

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    #5

    Re: Steve Black is (the) chief of this expedition

    All of the above look fine to me.

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