eslHQ Home
User Name Password
Lost Password? | Join, it's FREE!
View today's posts
Search Extras Help   

LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1 (permalink)  
Unread Jul 12th, 2012, 09:40 pm
eslHQ Enthusiast
Join Date: Apr 28th, 2012
Posts: 36
InJen is on a distinguished road
Default in the Russian society

hi, I've got a question.

do you think in the Russian society is grammatical?

should THE be deleted?
Reply With Quote
  #2 (permalink)  
Unread Jul 13th, 2012, 03:49 am
Join Date: Oct 8th, 2006
Location: Milan
Posts: 1,406
susan53 is on a distinguished road
Default Re: in the Russian society

As always, it depends entirely on the context and the meaning. Does the sentence refer to the country? And is it a generic statement If so, then "the" is incorrect. it should be eg : This is undoubtedly an important value in Russian society.

But if the meaning is specific then "the" is necessary : ....a style that was characterized by dark irony and cutting social commentary that incisively dissected the Russian society of the day,

And if "society" means an association, it would be fine :

Each language department has its own society, dedicated to the culture of the country. Anybody can join, even if they're not studying the language. the largest is the French society wit 250 members. The others aren't so big - for example, there are only 10 people in the ussian society.


By 1916, the number of women serving as sisters of mercy in the Russian Society of the Red Cross was nearly 25,000.

Always specify the full context. It's impossible to assess how acceptable a phrase is without seeing how it is used.
An ELT Notebook
The DELTA Course
Reply With Quote

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

Find the Best TEFL, TESL, TESOL & CELTA Certification Courses - User Submitted Ratings & Reviews for Online, Distance & Abroad TEFL Courses. Over 3,500 reviews of 100+ TEFL schools!

Teach English in Thailand - Onsite and Combined TEFL certification courses in Phuket, Thailand.

Free ESL Flashcards

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:48 pm.

All materials from this website are for classroom-use only. Digital redistribution of materials, in part or in whole, is strictly forbidden!

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.6.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2024, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0 PL2