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Re: One last thing...
Posted by Jim Moran on 4/17/2018, 3:35 pm, in reply to "One last thing..."
Well Rick, in this case the correct answer depends on common usage rather than a grammatical rule. The Trio itself (and the other groups as well) has never capitalized the "t" in the middle of a sentence that I have ever seen, and the name itself can be used as an adjective without the "the," as in "Capitol Records released 25 Kingston Trio albums." If "the" were part of the group's formal name, it would have to be included in such a sentence. While a counter-argument could be made to capitalize the "t," we have 60 years of common usage that says not to - so I won't. Hope that makes some sense.
: I've been meaning to ask this for a while now.
: Maybe our resident English Professor Jim
: Moran can chime in. When using the word
: "the" before Kingston Trio, or
: Limeliters, or Brothers Four, etc etc etc,
: is it the, or The? I wonder about it every
: time I type it. I see it both ways but want
: to finally get it right, if there is even a
: right way. Thanks. Once again, goodnight.
: This weary hobo is going to sleep!
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