: 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.
: --Previous Message--
: I've been meaning to ask this for a while
: 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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