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    Use of the word the in front of a proper noun

    Having a debate.
    We have the Global Command Support System
    Known as GCSS.
    There is a Web-portal that users log on to.
    Do we:
    access GCSS Portal.
    or
    access the GCSS Portal.

    Carl Menge

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    Re: Use of the word the in front of a proper noun

    You access the GCSS portal.

    It's not so much a proper noun as a descripton. It is the portal for the GCSS.

    If you gave the portal a name like "Fred", for example, that really would be a proper noun. Then you would log on to Fred.

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