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    articles

    Hi,

    could you please tell me which articles to use in the following text? It is the main heading of a document:

    Resolution adopted by the single member of the business company

    Should I use an indefinite article with "business company". The company is named and identified in the document in detail and as the document probably serves for the needs of that particular company, I thought I should use a definite article, because they mean the specific company.

    Thank you very much.

    Hanka


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    Re: articles

    Quote Originally Posted by Hanka View Post
    Hi,
    could you please tell me which articles to use in the following text? It is the main heading of a document:
    Resolution adopted by the single member of the business company
    Should I use an indefinite article with "business company". The company is named and identified in the document in detail and as the document probably serves for the needs of that particular company, I thought I should use a definite article, because they mean the specific company.
    Thank you very much.
    Hanka
    Your sentence doesn't sound completely natural, Hanka.

    The preceding context is often needed to tell us whether or not an article is needed or to tell us which one is needed.

    Could you please provide more of the text?


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    Re: articles

    It is a heading of a document:

    Resolution adopted by the single member of the business company

    Mr. XXX, the single member of company YYY who exercises the powers of the general meeting has adopted the following resolution:
    He approves .......


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    Re: articles

    Quote Originally Posted by Hanka View Post
    It is a heading of a document:
    Resolution adopted by the single member of the business company
    Mr. XXX, the single member of company YYY who exercises the powers of the general meeting has adopted the following resolution:
    He approves .......
    Headings often give a brief introduction to lead the reader to the right area. Having said that, it still sounds a bit odd to me; 'the single member' is okay as he is the only one but I don't know why the company wasn't named instead of using 'the business company'.


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    Re: articles

    it is probably an official or commonly used name of the document and the name of the company is stated later in the document

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