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Post time 2007-8-9 22:03:54 |Display all floors
Sorry. I don't think "city hall" is  proper noun.

Where's Jl? I wish he would appear soon.

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Post time 2007-8-9 22:05:49 |Display all floors
I think it should be XXXX's city hall
“the" is unnecessary here.

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Post time 2007-8-9 22:06:13 |Display all floors
I think it should be XXXX's city hall
'the' is unnecessary here.

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Post time 2007-8-9 22:16:01 |Display all floors
a grammarian headache, don't worry about it.

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Post time 2007-8-9 22:19:37 |Display all floors
Both, thank you!:)

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Post time 2007-8-9 22:55:30 |Display all floors
When in doubt, google!

This seems to be one of the rare cases where the "the" is optional.  There's only one city hall in each city, so when you talk about city hall, people know what your are referring to, with or without the definite article.

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Post time 2007-8-9 23:55:44 |Display all floors
Originally posted by jl2315 at 2007-8-9 22:55
When in doubt, google!

This seems to be one of the rare cases where the "the" is optional.  There's only one city hall in each city, so when you talk about city hall, people know wh ...


Jl:

Thanks for your reply again! I don't doubt it is right because it is written by a well-trained professional of native English speaker. I just wonder why it is right.

Not long before, Someone pointed out ONEof my mistakes. He remarked that should be " the homeland" rather than " homeland" only.

In the upper map of the People’s Republic of China, there is a long and narrow block which bestrides from Northeast, North China to Northwest. It looks like a strong and vigorous eagle perching on the border of homeland as well as a courser, galloping in the North of China. This is the broad, beautiful Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region abounding with natural resources.



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If everyone knows " city hall", in the similar case, why must I add " the " before " homeland"?

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