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"The" article usage

 
 
Reply Thu 22 Jul, 2021 07:04 am
Hi guys, I am writing a title on the top of a web page that reads as follows:

How Felicia hit her profit goals in two months and made a good living out of the e-learning business.

Would you add "the" or leave it as it is?
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Reply Thu 22 Jul, 2021 07:52 am
@AnnaKachur,
AnnaKachur wrote:

Hi guys, I am writing a title on the top of a web page that reads as follows:

How Felicia hit her profit goals in two months and made a good living out of the e-learning business.

Would you add "the" or leave it as it is?


Either works...although I personally prefer dropping the "the."

For whatever reason, The New York Times uses the indefinite article much, much, much too often. They often write sentences like, "Accolades were heaped on the actress Jane Doe." The sentence sounds much better without the "the"...just as this present sentence of mine sounds better with the opening "the."
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Reply Thu 22 Jul, 2021 08:52 am
@AnnaKachur,

the fewer words the better when it comes to titles.

How Felicia quickly hit her profit goals and made a good living from e-learning
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