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Conventional grammar

Which is grammatically correct?

at the Eastercon
7(8.8%)
at Eastercon
69(86.2%)
(What is this "Eastercon" you keep going on about?)
4(5.0%)


To keep this poll simpler: take as read that whether or not it needs a definite article for this year, it'll be "an Eastercon" speaking more generally.

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swisstone
Apr. 18th, 2012 02:34 pm (UTC)
I'd modify that to say that whenever you add a descriptive word or phrase, either before or after, you would tend to use the article, e.g. 'the 1994 Eastercon', 'the last Eastercon', 'the Eastercon at Bradford'. But 'I was at Eastercon'. Clearly when you say 'I will be at Eastercon next year' you are referring to a specific Eastercon.