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Sentence: "You need to worry chum, the future of the Centrist is not safe in the hands of her"

My question: Is the article "the" needed before the word Centrist? I wasn't sure so I tried Google, but it confused me further. For e.g. if you Google "the future of Right" and "the future of the Right", you will find the people, like columnists, book authors etc., who supposedly have command-over-English-language using the word Right with and without the article "the". I searched this just to clear my doubt. Google links: http://to.ly/5Tzj , http://to.ly/5Tzf . My feelings is that article "the" should come there. But I will use it only after your advice. So please help me.

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RazerThanks Alpha. Got everything you told. But feel it would be more easy for me to undersand if ...
So sorry, I used the technical terms we often use in describing grammar.

Do you know these terms?
  • preposition / object of preposition
  • inflection / inflected
  • noun
  • pronoun
  • possessive
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RazerThanks Alpha. Got everything you told. But feel it would be more easy for me to undersand if ...
So sorry, I used the technical terms we often use in describing grammar.
Do you know these terms?

* preposition / object of preposition
* inflection / inflected
* noun
* pronoun
* possessive
Thanks for answering. Appreciate your time. Yes, I do know preposition. I know noun also, pronoun as well. On possesive grammar, I'm a bit weak. Inflection / inflected I don't know, infact, I'm hearing the name of this grammar for the first time. I know the meanings of inflection and inflected, but not aware of grammar part. Therefore, would be happy to know about this grammar. Object of prepositionsounds to me the most complex, confusing and intriguing. I would love to know about this also. Emotion: smile

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RazerObject of preposition sounds to me the most complex, confusing and intriguing. I would love to know about this also.
It is quite easy. If you know preposition, then you probably know "prepositional phrase." That is the group of words that follows the preposition to make the phrase.
The prepositional phrases are underlined (+ highlighted) in the sentences below.
The object of the preposition is the noun or pronoun at the end of the prepositional phrase. (highlighted).
When a noun or pronoun is in this position, it is called the object of the preposition.

The cat was sleeping in the basket. Basket is the object of the preposition in.
I want to know about this. This is the object of the preposition about.
They spoke of cabbages and kings.

Cabbages and kings are the objects of the preposition of.

The king lived in a castle on the top of the hill. There are three prepositional phrases in this sentence.
RazerI know the meanings of inflection and inflected, but not aware of grammar part.
It just means that to change a base word (according to the rules of grammar) to fit its position or function in the sentence. The change can be adding endings or changing spelling. English inflections are simple compared to other languages.

Base word (pronoun) - I
Inflected forms (cases): me, my, mine

Base word (verb) : be
Inflected forms: am, are, was, were, being, been.

Base word (noun): pot
Inflected form (plural): pots

Base word (adjective): fat, good

Inflected forms (degree) (fat - regular): fatter, fattest
Inflected forms (good - irregular): better, best

Base word (adverb): fast
Inflected forms: (see adjectives): faster, fastest

Base word (preposition): in
No inflected forms.

Base word (conjunction): and
No inflected forms

Base word (interjection): Oh
No inflected forms.
Ok, got. Now I'm glad my all doubts are cleared. I replied a bit tardily because I was seeking some information from Google on "prepositional phrase" Emotion: wink . I said I know preposition because I knowwhere to use them. I feel quite comfortable using common prepositions except in few cases. I've "outer" knowledge about preposition not that in-depth. I'm still a learnerEmotion: smile. In the last, thanks Alpha for helping me and giving me so much time. Feeling obliged Emotion: smile
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RazerCentrist ideology
It seems to me that Centrist ideology would be Centrism. In any case, if you use Centrists you can use the or leave it out, as I said above.

If you change it to Centrism, then do not use the. Abstactions (like Centrism) do not take an article.

CJ
Razerhave you read something like this in the newspaper "Nuclear bombs are not safe in the hands of terrorist or radical regimes"?
Yes. We read things like this all the time. The pattern is this: (THE) noun OF noun. Thus, (THE) hands OF terrorist regimes. Here are more examples, all correct:

the ideas of the Democratic Party
the brains of higher mammals
the determination of the court
_____________

Now here's the basic rule concerning of me.

When the word after of is me, you, him, her, us, or them (personal pronouns), you have to rephrase with my, your, his, her, our, or their, respectively.

Examples:

*the car of me must be changed to my car
*the bank of them must be changed to your bank
*the wallet of him must be changed to his wallet

And so on.

There are only a few exceptions to this rule, chiefly with nouns of depiction: a view of him, a picture of me, a painting of her, ...

CJ
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CalifJimWhen the word after of is me, you, him, her, us, or them (personal pronouns), you have to rephrase with my, your, his, her, our, or their, respectively.
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