# Thread: Omission of "THE" when there exist several "THE" in a single sentence

1. ## Omission of "THE" when there exist several "THE" in a single sentence

I have two questions about using "several THE" is a single sentence.

Q1) Which one of THE following sentences are correct (probably none of them)?

a) THE value of maximum deflection based on THE classical theory is 1.
b) THE value of THE maximum deflection based on THE classical theory is 1.
c) THE length-to-thickness as well as THE length-to-width are important parameters.
d) THE length-to-thickness as well as length-to-width are important parameters.

Q2) My general question is:
If we have several THE in a single sentence, is it possible to omit one or some of them? If any, which one?

2. ## Re: Omission of "THE" when there exist several "THE" in a single sentence

Originally Posted by sharon2016
I have two questions about using "several "THE" more than once/several times is in a single sentence.

Q1) Which one of THE following sentences are is correct (probably none of them)?

a) THE value of maximum deflection based on THE classical theory is 1.
b) THE value of THE maximum deflection based on THE classical theory is 1.
c) THE length-to-thickness as well as THE length-to-width are important parameters.
d) THE length-to-thickness as well as length-to-width are important parameters.

Q2) My general question is:
If we have several THE in a single sentence, is it possible to omit one or some of them? If any, which one?
Even though I don't understand the contents of a) and b), they look OK with more than one "the".
In c) and d), I wouldn't use "the" at all. I would write "Length-to-thickness and length-to-width are important parameters."

3. ## Re: Omission of "THE" when there exist several "THE" in a single sentence

As a general rule, we can repeat the several times in a sentence if necessary, and if they are necessary, omitting them will affect the sentence negatively.

4. ## Re: Omission of "THE" when there exist several "THE" in a single sentence

If the article is necessary, it is necessary. No matter how many times "the" is used in a sentence.

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