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    Cab fare or Cab's fare?

    Do you guys say "Cab's fare" or "Cab fare" in the United States?

    The cab fares are very high in the NYC.
    The cab's fares re very high in the NYC.

    And also tell me do you use the definite article with NYC?

    in the NYC.
    in NYC

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    Re: Cab fare or Cab's fare?

    If it's OK with you for other people to answer, I'd say, 'cab fares' and 'in New York City'.
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    #3

    Re: Cab fare or Cab's fare?

    We would only use a definite article with the name of a city in your sentence if the article were part of the city's name. I can't think of any cities named that way but I suppose some might exist.

    An article may be required when a city's name is used as an attributive noun: the New York City Taxi Council announced it would seek a twenty-five-cent increase in fares.
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    #4

    Re: Cab fare or Cab's fare?

    Quote Originally Posted by GoesStation View Post
    I can't think of any cities named that way but I suppose some might exist.
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    #5

    Re: Cab fare or Cab's fare?

    The Big Apple

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    #6

    Re: Cab fare or Cab's fare?

    So there are some exceptions, I mean some exceptional cities that include "the". the New York City and Tha Hague.

    But I have noticed one thing in the examples above.
    GoesStation wrote "the New York City"
    While Piscean and Parser wrote "The Hague"

    So why don't you capitalize T in "the New York City"?
    and why you capitalize T in "The Hague"?

    Is "The Hague" the only city with which capital T is used?

    We use the United States of America, the United Kingdom, the Netherlands.
    All those country names start with small "t".
    Last edited by Aamir Tariq; 03-Apr-2016 at 15:59.

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    #7

    Re: Cab fare or Cab's fare?

    It's "The Hague", not "The Haque". That's a G, not a Q.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #8

    Re: Cab fare or Cab's fare?

    I suggest you read this whole thread again.

    GoesStation didn't write, 'the New York City'. He wrote, 'the New York City Taxi Council'. The definite article refers to the Taxi Council, not the city.

    EDIT: This is in reply to post #6, of course.
    Last edited by Roman55; 03-Apr-2016 at 17:27. Reason: Changed #7 to #6. I must have miscounted.
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    Re: Cab fare or Cab's fare?

    Yes he did, but normally I have read the New York City on other places which is different from The Hague.

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    #10

    Re: Cab fare or Cab's fare?

    Quote Originally Posted by Aamir Tariq View Post




    Why [do] you capitalize T in "The Hague"?


    NOT A TEACHER

    Of course, your humble servant does not know the answer, but here is my educated (?) guess.

    According to Google, the Dutch name is Den Haag.

    So the literal [word for word] English translation would be The Hague.

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