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    Hello.

    Do I need to put the at the beginning of the following sentences (they are the inscriptions of pictures in a book.):

    (The) Construction of the Skete of St. George in the village of Dolina
    (The) April Evening after the Rain
    (The) Church of St. Nicolas and (the) Chapel of St. Andrew the Apostle on the Holy Cliff

    Or shall I omit the?

    Thank you.

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    Re: the

    You should omit it.

    Also note the right way to ask your question: "Or should I omit the?"
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    Do I need to put the at the beginning of the following sentences
    These are not sentences. They are just phrases as there are no verbs.

    I agree with GoesStation. "The" should be omitted.
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    Re: the

    You called them sentences but you then said they are inscriptions under pictures in a book. The second part is the important fact. Captions under pictures in books, newspapers, magazines, art galleries use the same shortened construction as newspaper headlines. Smaller words, such as "the" are often omitted.

    The full sentences of your inscriptions would be:

    - This is a picture of the construction of the Skete of St George in the village of Dolina.
    - This is a picture of an April evening after [the] rain.
    - This is a picture of the Church of St Nicolas and the Chapel of St Andrew the Apostle on the Holy Cliff.

    Note the use of definite/indefinite articles and of closing punctuation in the full sentences.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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