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Hi,

If the first "the" in the SENTENCE below is removed, would it still be grammatically correct? Is the use of that "the" optional? Why? Thank you.

SENTENCE: In commemoration of Emilio Aguinaldo's death anniversary, the Emilio Aguinaldo Museum located at San Bartolome, Kawit, Cavite held a lecture about the life and death of the hero.

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red olive 901If the first "the" in the SENTENCE below is removed, would it still be grammatically correct?

No. "museum" is a singular common noun, so it requires a determiner. (The article "the" is the most likely one to be chosen.)

CJ

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For some reason, the names of museums usually take the definite article in English. This has nothing to do with the fact that museum is a common noun. There are countless similar examples without the:

Hyde Park, Heathrow Airport, London Bridge, Piccadilly Circus, Oxford Street

CB

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Thanks, CJ. So when I am writing a sentence and I am in doubt whether I should use an article before a noun, I should just ask myself if the noun is singular and if it is common noun, If it satisfies those two conditions, I must precede it with an article? I ask this because I always make mistakes about articles. Thanks.
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red olive 901 Thanks, CJ. So when I am writing a sentence and I am in doubt whether I should use an article before a noun, I should just ask myself if the noun is singular and if it is common noun, If it satisfies those two conditions, I must precede it with an article? I ask this because I always make mistakes about articles. Thanks.

No. Apparently, that rule doesn't work so well with proper nouns. Emotion: sad

Note all the counterexamples that Cool Breeze mentions in his post.

CJ

Noted, CB. Thank you very much.
Okay, CJ. Thanks.
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