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    Article problem

    We say, "There is a mistake on page 12."
    But we say, "You can get to CSI by the No. 102 bus."

    Shall we omit the definite article after the prepostion "by"?
    Thanks.
    Last edited by Deepurple; 08-Oct-2008 at 07:51.

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    Re: Article problem

    Your question inverts the object.

    There is a mistake on page 12 should be compared to You can get there on bus number 12.

    Similarly, There is a mistake on the 12th page may equate to You can get there on the Number 12 bus.

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    Re: Article problem

    Quote Originally Posted by jlinger View Post
    Your question inverts the object.

    There is a mistake on page 12 should be compared to You can get there on bus number 12.

    Similarly, There is a mistake on the 12th page may equate to You can get there on the Number 12 bus.
    Thank you, jlinger. But could you elaborate further on "Your question inverts the object"? I can't get the point.

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    Re: Article problem

    I meant that your two examples are not equal examples. I shouldn't have said "inverts" - I meant, confuses or are not comparable.


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    Re: Article problem

    Quote Originally Posted by Deepurple View Post
    We say, "There is a mistake on page 12."
    But we say, "You can get to CSI by the No. 102 bus."

    Shall we omit the definite article after the prepostion "by"?
    Thanks.
    You could rephrase that sentence as "You can get to CSI by bus No 102", where the article is not required.

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