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    use of "the"

    Which one of the following sentences is correct?

    Mr. Smith has accepted to be chief guest.

    OR

    Mr. Smith has accepted to be the chief guest.

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    #2

    Re: use of "the"

    Use 'the' as there's only one.


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    Re: use of "the"

    Thanks for the reply.

    I wonder whether the def article could be used if chief guest is written as Chief Guest.

    By the way, why dont we say " He has been elected the prime minister", but say "He has been elected prime minister"? Won't this rule apply to my earlier question?

    Hope I get a reply to this as well


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    Re: use of "the"

    Thanks for the reply.

    I wonder whether the def article could be used if chief guest is written as Chief Guest.

    By the way, why dont we say " He has been elected the prime minister", but say "He has been elected prime minister"? Wont this rule apply to my earlier question?

    Hope I get a reply to this as well

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