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    What are the rules governing the use of articles? Can I say "a French branch of German bank? or do I have to say "a French branch of a german bank?

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    Re: articles

    Quote Originally Posted by magdalena View Post
    What are the rules governing the use of articles? Can I say "a French branch of German bank? or do I have to say "a French branch of a german bank?
    Both are possible.
    If there is a bank whose name is "German Bank", which I don't think there is, you would say 'a french branch of German Bank'.

    Otherwise you would say 'a french branch of a german bank'.

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    Cool Re: articles

    Quote Originally Posted by 2006 View Post
    Both are possible.
    If there is a bank whose name is "German Bank", which I don't think there is, you would say 'a french branch of German Bank'.

    Otherwise you would say 'a french branch of a german bank'.
    In writing, you would have to use the capital letters F and G with French and German, respectively.

    You could also say like this:

    ... a French branch of German bank Deutsche Bank.
    ... a French branch of the German bank, Deutsche Bank.
    ... a French branch of a German bank, Deutsche Bank.



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