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    arjitsharma is offline Member
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    It is said to be colgate/a colgate.

    Which one is correct?
    1. It is said to be colgate.
    2. It is said to be a colgate.

    Is a context where I don't have to add an article before noun.

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    Re: It is said to be colgate/a colgate.

    Quote Originally Posted by RobertJ View Post
    If you're talking about toothpaste you don't want an article.
    And you would have to use a capital C: "Colgate."

    However, if you're talking about a person who is presumably a member of the Colgate family, you can write:

    "He is said to be a Colgate."
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    Tdol is offline Editor, UsingEnglish.com
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    Re: It is said to be colgate/a colgate.

    What's the wider context? I am afraid that the sentences don't make that much sense without some explanation.

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