Do we need “the” before “English language”?

2018-01-24 07:33:49

I study English

I study the English language

Is it grammatically correct to drop the:

I study English Language

Likewise,

The presentation will be made in French language.

No, it's not grammatically correct to drop the when English language is a standalone phrase like in your examples. And by a standalone phrase I mean a situation where English language is not being used as part of a bigger expression where it serves as an adjective. For instance:

I like visiting English language websites.

Since the arrival of the Internet, English language education has become more accessible.

Even if there is the, it goes with the noun that English language modifies, not English language itself:

I really enjoyed listening to the English language audio programs that you recommended.

Other than that, there should absolutely be a the in front of English language because English is a unique and very specific thing. Sure, there are different accents

  • No, it's not grammatically correct to drop the when English language is a standalone phrase like in your examples. And by a standalone phrase I mean a situation where English language is not being used as part of a bigger expression where it serves as an adjective. For instance:

    I like visiting English language websites.

    Since the arrival of the Internet, English language education has become more accessible.

    Even if there is the, it goes with the noun that English language modifies, not English language itself:

    I really enjoyed listening to the English language audio programs that you recommended.

    Other than that, there should absolutely be a the in front of English language because English is a unique and very specific thing. Sure, there are different accents, regional dialects and what not, but historically and linguistically speaking, English in its totality is a thing that's one of a kind. There are not two or three different "Englishes" just like there are not

    2018-01-24 10:11:48