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    (The) pseudo nationalists of (the) modern day ...

    Dear teachers

    Could you please review the following:

    Person1: We live in a democracy that is fair and just!
    Person2: The pseudo nationalists of modern day will label you a Jewish agent for saying this, watch out!

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    The pseudo nationalists of the modern day will label you a Jewish agent for saying this, watch out!

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    pseudo nationalists of modern day will label you a Jewish agent for saying this, watch out!

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    pseudo nationalists of the modern day will label you a Jewish agent for saying this, watch out!
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    Re: (The) pseudo nationalists of (the) modern day ...

    Welcome to the forum.

    Where did you read this, or in what circumstances did you write it?

    The first 'the' is optional; the one before 'modern day' is necessary. 'Watch out!' should be a separate sentence.

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    Re: (The) pseudo nationalists of (the) modern day ...

    You could avoid the problem by starting with "Modern-day pseudo-nationalists ..."
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: (The) pseudo nationalists of (the) modern day ...

    I came up with the sentence my self as I was confused by the article the usage before "modern day". People seem to skip "the" in most cases....for example, "People drink more Vodka than ever before in modern day Russia." Usually we omit "the" before "modern day".

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    You could avoid the problem by starting with "Modern-day pseudo-nationalists ..."
    Thank you, sir/madam!
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    Re: (The) pseudo nationalists of (the) modern day ...

    Quote Originally Posted by MikeWitt View Post
    I came up with the sentence my self myself as I was confused by the article the usage before "modern-day". People seem to skip "the" in most cases. For example, "People drink more vodka than ever before in modern-day Russia." Usually we omit "the" before "modern-day".

    Thank you. sir/madam!
    Note my corrections above. If you're using "modern-day" as an adjective, you need a hyphen. We don't capitalise "vodka" unless it forms part of a proper noun (the actual name of the drink including the brand name).

    There's no need to use "Sir/Madam" on this forum unless you are posting a query about a formal letter which starts "Dear Sir/Madam". You don't need to write a post to say "Thank you" to anyone. Simply click on the "Thank" button in the bottom left-hand corner of any post you find helpful.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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