Of the two phones, Samsung is the better.


Senior Member
Does removing "the" written before Samsung make this sentence grammatically incorrect?

"Of the two phones, Samsung is (the) better."

I feel like "the" shouldn't be used here but our English teacher thinks otherwise. What are your thoughts?
  • dojibear

    Senior Member
    English (US - northeast)
    Yes. I turned an incorrect sentence into a correct sentence, by altering the meaning.

    I also pointed out to OP that "Samsung" is a brand name, not the name of a telephone.

    Is that a problem?


    Moderato con anima (English Only)
    English (Singapore/UK), basic Chinese
    The original statement is not about brands though. The brand name was included as an identifier. It could well have been 'the blue one' or 'the longer one'. The sentence in post 3 turns it to a discussion about phone brands.