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    Is the definite article needed here?

    I would be grateful if you could advise me if the definite article highligh in red is required.

    "Parents having financial difficulties to pay for the child care centre fees can apply for (the) Child Care Centres Fee Assistance Scheme under the Social Welfare Department."

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    Re: Is the definite article needed here?

    Quote Originally Posted by albertino View Post
    I would be grateful if you could advise me if the definite article highligh in red is required.

    "Parents having financial difficulties to pay for the child care centre fees can apply for (the) Child Care Centres Fee Assistance Scheme under the Social Welfare Department."

    Thanks.
    I think it needs rephrasing to make good sense:

    To pay for the child care centre fees, parents having financial difficulties can apply for the Child .....

    You need "the".

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    Re: Is the definite article needed here?

    Quote Originally Posted by Anglika View Post
    I think it needs rephrasing to make good sense:

    To pay for the child care centre fees, parents having financial difficulties can apply for the Child .....

    You need "the".
    Thank you for your advice.

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    Re: Is the definite article needed here?

    You can say, 'Parents having difficulty paying the child-care center fees can apply to the Child Care Centers Fee Assistance Scheme, under the Social Welfare Department.'

    (You don't need "financial'; it is clear from the word "paying" that the sentence is talking about finacial difficulty.)

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