Articles usage: "The figure of the angel"


Are both of the articles neccassary in:

The figure of the angel

Grammarly checker says that both "The figure of the angel" and "Figure of the angel" are fine, but what's the difference then and why?

How about "The figure of angel?"

article edited Oct 07 '12 at 19:40 Dmitri New member

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Yes, in the context you provided (see comment to Lewis's answer), both articles are required.


You could also say "The angel's figure is outlined with ..."


Because the context oftens determines proper grammar, it is always best to past questions using complete sentences.


I hope this helps.

link answered Oct 08 '12 at 05:41 Jeff Pribyl Grammarly Fellow

Jeff, thanks a lot! I looked up some rather extensive grammar textbook, and there are about 40 pages covering articles! Just crazy, don't think I'll ever learn all of those exceptions, fixed phrases etc...

DmitriOct 10 '12 at 06:16

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