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    Hi Sir,
    I have a question: We use " the+ noun + of + (the)+noun"
    After ' of ' the is sometimes not used. Is there any rule for that? When do we have to use the ? And when not?
    Thanks a lot for help.
    Radres


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    Re: The

    Can you provide an example?

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    Re: The

    the principal of the school

    the time of our lives

    the rest of { } story
    Either an article (the or a) or a possessive adjective (your, my, our, etc.) must go here.

    Are there other examples you can think of?

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    Re: The

    For example:
    In a famous song; " the colour of the rainbow is pretty." If I say " the colour of rainbow is pretty" will the meaning change? Or which one is grammatically right?
    Another:"the bell of door." or " the bell of the door" ?
    " the leg of the table " or " the leg of table "
    but it is clear to me if I say, " the food of dog=dog food" vs " the food of the dog = our dog's food" Am I right or wrong?
    Thanks for care.
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    #5

    Question Re: The

    No help?


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    Re: The

    In all your examples you require "the".

    An example without it:

    It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness, it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair, we had everything before us, we had nothing before us, we were all going direct to heaven, we were all going direct the other way - in short, the period was so far like the present period, that some of its noisiest authorities insisted on its being received, for good or for evil, in the superlative degree of comparison only [Charles Dickens, Tale of Two Cities]



    For the use of "the", see here:
    OWL at Purdue University: The Use and Non-Use of Articles

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