(the) badly injured Neil


In one of my threads I formulated the question in this way:
Paul is going to apply his magic powers to heal badly injured Neil. Paul has no experience in it though.
NEIL: Before you do this... Do you know what you're doing?
PAUL: Not even close. Feels right.
I didn't include the article before badly injured Neil. Does it sound idiomatic to you without the article? Thanks.
  • Packard

    Senior Member
    USA, English
    I would use "the badly injured Neil" in writing for certain; conversationally it could go either way: With the definite article or without it.
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