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    Is the definite article required before the name of a school, such as
    "Please call (the) ABC school"? Thank for helping.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Deepurple View Post
    Is the definite article required before the name of a school, such as
    "Please call (the) ABC school"? Thank for helping.
    Not if it's not part of a name, Dee. If it's a name then no 'the'.

    I know your example is just an example but if a school was called The ABC School, then, of course, 'the' would be be included.

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    We usually omit the article [the] when we refer to a school by its proper name.

    "Please call Lincoln High School."

    Sometimes the article is part of the school's name.

    "Please call The Hill Street School for Boys."

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    Quote Originally Posted by mykwyner View Post
    We usually omit the article [the] when we refer to a school by its proper name.

    "Please call Lincoln High School."

    Sometimes the article is part of the school's name.

    "Please call The Hill Street School for Boys."
    Thank you, riverkid and mykwyner. Sound and clear.

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    You are very welcome.

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