My Kevin, not <the?> Coca Cola Kevin

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ginger25

Senior Member
serbian
Let's imagine a situation where I know two persons with the same name... Kevin for example... The one is my friend, and the other works at Coca Cola... Will I say: My Kevin, not the Coca Cola Kevin. OR My Kevin, not Coca Cola Kevin.

Tahnk you!
 
  • owlman5

    Senior Member
    English-US
    Will I say: My Kevin, not the Coca Cola Kevin. OR My Kevin, not Coca Cola Kevin.
    You could say those things, ginger, and your listener would probably understand you.

    If you wanted to be a little wordier and clearer, you could say "My friend Kevin, not the Kevin who works for Coca Cola."
     

    panjandrum

    Lapsed Moderator
    English-Ireland (top end)
    ...Will I say:
    My Kevin, not the Coca Cola Kevin.
    OR
    My Kevin, not Coca Cola Kevin.
    ...
    So you can say and with and without definite article?
    The expression "Coca Cola Kevin" is casual English.
    You would only use "my Kevin" and "Coca Cola Kevin" in a context where your listeners know who you are talking about.
    You could happily use either form (with or without "the").
     

    ginger25

    Senior Member
    serbian
    THANK YOU!!

    And one more question- "My friend Kevin, not the Kevin who works for Coca Cola."- can we say here :"My friend Kevin, not Kevin who works for Coca Cola."- without the definite article??

    THANK YOU!!!
     
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