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The English writer Agatha Christie or English writer Agatha Christie

Alice Val Alice Val (2) on 22/01/19

The articles of the English language are a bit confusing for those whose language doesn't have them :). 

I understand that there are different situations, but usually you don't use 'the' and 'a/an' before people's names. However, when you say, for example, 'English writer Agatha Christie', when do you put 'the' before it and when you don't do that? :) I usually say 'the English writer Agatha Christie', but I'm not sure whether I'm right. 


Thank you!

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Defintely with "The" in front. English here is an adjective and needs an article with it.  I think that, if you hear the version without the article, it has been "swallowed"

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Alice Val Alice Val (2) on 22/01/19

Thank you, Paul!


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