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@Tony C posted:

My apologies, what I was referring to was should I say:

For the 2015 income year, you stated that the majority of the expenses were paid out from the bank account of ABC Pty Ltd or

For the 2015 income year, you stated that the majority of the expenses were paid out from bank account of ABC Pty Ltd.

That phrase does not work without "the." However, if you deleted "of," moved "bank account," and made "ABC Pty Ltd" possessive, you wouldn't need "the":

  • For the 2015 income year, you stated that the majority of the expenses were paid out from ABC Pty Ltd's bank account.
Last edited by David, Moderator

Dear David,

Much appreciated for your assistance. I am actually very confused when we need to use the and without the. So, my gut feeling is if we are referring to something that we know, we just use "the". 

Question for you:

An amount of $200 was described as distribution from the "ABC family trust". Should I use the article "the" or not? Thanks in Advance David and stay safe!

@Tony C posted:

An amount of $200 was described as distribution from the "ABC family trust". Should I use the article "the" or not?

You need to say: ... as a distribution from the ABC family trust.

The difference between "account" and "trust" is that accounts belong to companies or individuals (you don't use an article but the possessive: ABC Pty Ltd's account, John's account ), while trusts are preceded by a name that identifies them and take an article, being sometimes capitalized (the John Smith Trust, the ABC family trust).

Last edited by Gustavo, Contributor

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