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    the great Russian poet and writer Alexander Pushkin

    Dear friends,

    Please read a short paragraph taken from one of my excursions in St. Petersburg:

    "The monument you can see on the left is known as the Bronze Horseman and it's dedicated to Peter the Great. This monument was called so by the great Russian poet and writer Alexander Pushkin in one of his poems".

    Do we need "the" before "great Russian poet and writer A. Pushkin"?

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    Re: the great Russian poet and writer Alexander Pushkin

    Yes, you do.
    I am not a teacher.

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    Re: the great Russian poet and writer Alexander Pushkin

    Quote Originally Posted by milan2003_07 View Post
    Dear friends,

    Please read a short paragraph taken from one of my excursions in St. Petersburg:

    "The monument you can see on the left is known as the Bronze Horseman and it's dedicated to Peter the Great. This monument was called so by the great Russian poet and writer Alexander Pushkin in one of his poems"

    Do we need "the" before "great Russian poet and writer A. Pushkin"?

    Thanks
    Yes, "the" is correct. You can use the structure "the + description, + name," to describe a unique person or thing.
    e.g. The famous London monument, Big Ben, was seen by a huge number of tourists last year.

    I think that a comma before and after the name is the normal convention.

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