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    #1

    Smile zero article

    Good evening.
    Is it posible to use zero article in a label on a web page on a firm?:
    "<zero article> detail of <zero article> company"

    I found it here.
    Is the page well translated in general? Could you check it, please?

    Thanks in advance.
    Last edited by JiriLindovsky; 12-May-2009 at 20:51.

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    Re: zero article

    Telegraphic style is permissible in headlines and titles, but that page has so little English it's hard to say if it's really right or wrong.


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    Re: zero article

    Yes, omission of the definite article is OK in newspaper-type headings, but it should be 'Details of Company'.

    Also, "Plan a trace of arrival to a company" should be something like, "Plan your route to..." or "Plan of route to..."

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    #4

    Re: zero article

    Would you , please, recommend me an ELT book on the market(Oxford,Cambridge,Longman) which includes topics like the "telegraphic style"?

    Thanks.

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    Wink Re: zero article

    I've gone through my library and I found it in Oxford Practical English Usage by Michael Swan.

    Thanks anyway.

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