Should we write "the" before the word "condition"? that is,if two conditions A and B are known which of the following is correct? Conditions A and B. or The Condition A and B.

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    Because Condition A and Condition B appear to be proper nouns, they need no article (the). – Anonym May 19 '14 at 20:15
  • Thanks, I did not know that "condition" is proper. – InGeometry May 19 '14 at 20:23
  • It is a proper noun in your examples, but be aware that it is not always so. Someone else may be more apt to explain the distinction. – Anonym May 19 '14 at 20:29

Both are possible. If you regard "Condition A" as the name of the condition, then, as Anonym says, it doesn't want the. If you regard "A" as the name, and "condition" just as a description of what kind of thing "A" is, then it wants the.

I think the former is more common.

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