Use of the definite article with the name of bridges

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Use of the definite article with the name of bridges

Post by Rustamsher » Fri Nov 24, 2017 7:48 am

I have noticed that Americans tend to use 'the' with the names of bridges more than British do. Just one example, I often read Brooklyn Bridge (without 'the') in grammar books written by English writers whilst the Brooklyn Bridge by Americans.
Is there some difference or tendency to use it?

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Re: Use of the definite article with the name of bridges

Post by Alan » Mon Nov 27, 2017 6:43 am

Yes, there are such minor differences betwen BrE and AmE usage, although trying to provide a comprehensive list would, I'm afraid, be beyond the scope of this forum.

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