Two words that slow the pace

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With a few exceptions the words of and the are not needed.  The trick is to take an adjectival or possessive approach to nouns.

Consider this:

The manager of the bank


The bank manager.


The president of the company


The company president

Here are examples of another type of sentence in which the words of and the can be eliminated:

One of the protesters at the site


A protestor at the site

The indefinite article (a) already tells us more than one protester is at the site. If there were only one protester, we would use the definite article (the) and say “the protestor”.

One of the women in the shop


A woman in the shop

Again, the indefinite article tells us there was more than one woman in the shop.