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Jigneshbharati
Posted: Wednesday, May 17, 2017 3:13:43 AM
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Three personal computers, the Evesham Axis 1.33 SK, the Armani R850 P4 and the Mesh Elite 1.7 GT Pro, were compared with respect to the following factors: price, processor speed and size of hard disk

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Please explain to me the use of "the" before proper names Evesham Axis, Armani?

Thanks
thar
Posted: Wednesday, May 17, 2017 4:21:50 AM

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Why do you think it may be there?
Which word is missing after each name?

In another sentence, you might say this:

Three cars, the red car, the blue car and the green car, were compared with respect to the following factors: price, speed and boot size.

or, to match your sentence:

Three cars, the Ford car, the VW car and the Honda car, were compared with respect to the following factors: price, speed and engine size.


In this case, you have computers you are comparing.
But since you have an article, you must have a noun.
You are right, 'Evesham' is the name, so what is the noun that is implied but omitted? You don't want to repeat it every time.

You would say it like this:
Three cars, the Ford, the VW and the Honda, were compared with respect to the following factors: price, speed and engine size.


So what part of speech is 'Evesham Axis 1.33 SK' being used as?
Jigneshbharati
Posted: Thursday, May 18, 2017 2:15:27 AM
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Thanks. As an adjective describing a computer?
thar
Posted: Thursday, May 18, 2017 7:23:02 AM

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Yes.

You simply omit the word rather than repeat it, but you need to keep the article for it to make sense.

This is what is implied by the presence of the article, but you would not put in the repeated noun. The three proper names then become attributive nouns, acting as adjectives describing which particular personal computer you mean.


Three personal computers, the Evesham Axis 1.33 SK [personal computer], the Armani R850 P4 [personal computer] and the Mesh Elite 1.7 GT Pro [personal computer], were compared with respect to the following factors: price, processor speed and size of hard disk


You sometimes do that with a noun that you have already mentioned. It doesn't just apply when using proper names.
You would normally put in 'one' as a pronoun, but sometimes when you would end up repeating the pronoun, you can omit it altogether.
eg
Which form do I fill in. The yellow one?
Which form do I fill in, the blue one or the yellow one?
Which form do I fill in, the blue or the yellow?


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