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    which one is correct?

    What place do you think you are in the history

    what place do you think you have in the history
    ?


    Hi teachers, which one is correct? Thanks~

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    Re: which one is correct?

    Neither is correct. Say:
    What place do you think you have in history?

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    Re: which one is correct?

    Quote Originally Posted by redgiant View Post
    What place do you think you are in the history

    what place do you think you have in the history?


    Hi teachers, which one is correct? Thanks~
    What place do you think you (will) have in history? (no "the")

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    Re: which one is correct?

    Quote Originally Posted by 2006 View Post
    What place do you think you (will) have in history? (no "the")
    hi, could you please explain why?

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    Re: which one is correct?

    Quote Originally Posted by hanky View Post
    hi, could you please explain why?
    I assume you mean 'why no the?'

    I can answer in two ways:

    1...If you want to use "the", I will ask you 'the history of what?' History is just history; you don't need a "the".

    2...You would use "the" if you are talking about a particular part of history. 'What place do you think you willl have in the history of Hong Kong?'

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    Re: which one is correct?

    Quote Originally Posted by 2006 View Post
    I assume you mean 'why no the?'

    I can answer in two ways:

    1...If you want to use "the", I will ask you 'the history of what?' History is just history; you don't need a "the".

    2...You would use "the" if you are talking about a particular part of history. 'What place do you think you willl have in the history of Hong Kong?'
    Sorry for not making my question clear. Thank you so much for you explanation. Usage of "the" is always difficult for me.

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    Re: which one is correct?

    Eventually, you will become such a fluent speaker that you may develop the tendancy to swallow the the entirely. Often we know it is there, but never quite hear it.

    "I'm going to (almost indistinguisable slight breath or pause here) bank"

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    Re: which one is correct?

    Quote Originally Posted by jlinger View Post
    Eventually, you will become such a fluent speaker that you may develop the tendancy to swallow the the entirely. Often we know it is there, but never quite hear it.

    "I'm going to (almost indistinguisable slight breath or pause here) bank"
    The Reds is the reason why English is very difficult for foreigner to here, isn't it?

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    Re: which one is correct?

    Quote Originally Posted by hanky View Post
    The Reds is the reason why English is very difficult for foreigner to here, isn't it?
    The Reds is the reason English is very difficult for foreigners here, isn't it?
    The Reds?



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    P.S. 2006's answer was better than mine. It should be:
    What place do you think you will have in history? (No "the" there.)

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    Re: which one is correct?

    Quote Originally Posted by RonBee View Post
    The Reds is the reason English is very difficult for foreigners here, isn't it?
    The Reds?



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    P.S. 2006's answer was better than mine. It should be:
    What place do you think you will have in history? (No "the" there.)

    I meant the sentence was marked by red colour above.
    I am a crazy fan of MU. So that why I used the Reds. Sorry for making no sense.

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