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    #1

    use of the

    Hi,

    Names of the Days
    Names of the Months
    Names of the Birds
    Names of the Animals

    Is the use of 'the" necessary here?

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    #2

    Re: use of the

    In what context?

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    #3

    Re: use of the

    As titles.

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    #4

    Re: use of the

    Titles of what?
    “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.”

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    #5

    Re: use of the

    As in:

    Names of the Days
    Sunday
    Monday

    Names of the Birds
    Parrot
    Sparrow

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    #6

    Re: use of the

    "Names of the Days" is OK but the second would be more natural as "Bird Names" or just "Birds".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #7

    Re: use of the

    Similarly, should I use "Weapon Names"?

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    #8

    Re: use of the

    Yes.
    There are only 7 days of the week. There are only 12 months of the year.
    There are only 7 dwarfs, 7 deadly sins, etc. When you can name them ALL, use "the."

    You don't really need to use the word "names" in those titles, though.
    Days of the Week

    Months

    Common Birds

    etc.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    #9

    Re: use of the

    Quote Originally Posted by Untaught88 View Post
    Similarly, should I use "Weapon Names"?

    Names of Weapons
    would also work- I wouldn't use the definite article unless you are listing all weapons - unlikely - or specific weapons. Weapons alone would also be enough.

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    Re: use of the

    For example, if you were playing the board game Clue, you could list the weapons, the rooms, and the suspects. There is a finite number of each.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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