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    Usage of definitive article (the Coca-Cola's network and Coca-Cola's network)

    Hello,

    I was wondering why it is grammatically incorrect to use the definitive article in front of ownership, e.g. "the Coca-Cola's network" comparing "Coca-Cola's network".

    As I understand, the s redundant here, even though we're talking about specific network owned by Coca-Cola.

    Thanks for you help.

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    Re: Usage of definitive article (the Coca-Cola's network and Coca-Cola's network)

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    Hello,

    I was wondering why it is grammatically incorrect to use the definitive article in front of ownership, e.g. "the Coca-Cola's network" comparing "Coca-Cola's network".

    As I understand, the s redundant here, even though we're talking about a specific network owned by Coca-Cola.

    Thanks for you help.
    You understand correctly. The possessive form specifies that we're talking about one network. You can see this if you recast the phrase to the network of the Coca-Cola company.​ Without the possessive, you need the definite article.
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    Re: Usage of definitive article (the Coca-Cola's network and Coca-Cola's network)

    The Coca-Cola network would work in many contexts, though.

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