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    Unhappy Determiners,definite article

    Which is correct?
    The Orlando Magic lost five times or Orlando Magic lost five times. In my class, the instructor told us that it should have "the". I answered that it is a zero article since Orlando Magic already is already restrictive and specific.

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    Re: Determiners,definite article

    Quote Originally Posted by sofiab View Post
    Which is correct?
    The Orlando Magic lost five times or Orlando Magic lost five times. In my class, the instructor told us that it should have "the". I answered that it is a zero article since Orlando Magic already is already restrictive and specific.
    The Red Sox won the World Series.
    The '49's were a great team in the 80's.

    However,

    Manchester United traded its star player.
    Real Madrid is a football powerhouse.

    So, the generalization I draw from this is that US teams take the definite article while international football teams don't.

    Why? I have no idea!

    Best wishes,

    Petra

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