Asked • 03/21/19

Dropping the second "the" in sentences: the X and the Y vs. the X and Y?

Is there any difference between these two examples? 1. (Both) the Senate and the House of Representatives are legislative bodies. 2. (Both) the Senate and House of Representatives are legislative bodies.Is dropping the second "the" correct form? Do the two examples have the same meaning, making it but a stylistic choice?What about in these two examples: 3. (Both) the Olympic and the Paralympic Games... 4. (Both) the Olympic and Paralympic Games...

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