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    Question Use of the article The

    1 . Is there any difference when I use or omitt the article in the sentence:

    Hi Sandra ( complete with hand shake ) / Hi Sandra ( complete with the hand shake )

    Is there any difference when I donīt use the article the?

    2 . What is the meaning of complete with in the sentence ?

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    Re: Use of the article The

    I'd leave the article out, unless there was soemthing speciall about the handshake. 'Complete with' just suggests to me that it is a full greeting.


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    Re: Use of the article The

    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    I'd leave the article out, unless there was soemthing speciall about the handshake. 'Complete with' just suggests to me that it is a full greeting.
    the original sentence is : Hi Sandra ( complete with hand shake )

    if the person had used the article the it suggests that it is understood by the context which would be the usual handshake ( friendship ). but if the person omitted the article and used complete with can it mean that it would be a special one as complete with means full ( for example if the person mean complete with as using both hands it means I love you. ( it is a code )
    can full mean that ( using both hands )?

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    Re: Use of the article The

    It doesn't suggest two hands to me.

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    Re: Use of the article The

    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    It doesn't suggest two hands to me.
    Nor me.

    It can also be used with "a".

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