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Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Criminal Sentence 75: Using "the"

From something I just edited:

"London is currently the most expensive city in the world according to the Swiss Bank, UBS."

This sentence makes it sound as if there is only one Swiss bank, whose name is UBS. I don't believe this is the case. I'm sure there are many Swiss banks. Therefore, you need to ditch the "the" and the comma:

"London is currently the most expensive city in the world according to Swiss bank UBS."

2 comments:

Dan L. said...

Shouldn't "bank" be lower case as it is not part of a name?

The Sentence Sleuth said...

You're right! I'll change it right now.
(Darn it, you readers are smart!)