I am trying to answer this question asked in acaemia.SE. In my answer, I have 3 subtitles as follows. Which of the two {alternatives} are grammatically correct?

  1. Anxieties of {the Future} or {Future}.
  2. Anxieties of {the Past} or {Past}.
  3. Anxieties of {the Present} or {Present}.

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In such expressions you should use "of the" beside the fact we could easily understand, you're dealing of anxieties of/about the time ; so you want to use the to mark precisely it's a noun.

  • Your answer got me reading this article. Lack of technical knowledge, one of the culprits of learning English by movies :).
    – Sathyam
    Commented Mar 11, 2016 at 16:15
  • I dig it ! As I saw yesterday a movie "Pompeii" where I'm sure I heard a "me either" instead of "me too"... But when I watch Irish films, I put on subtitles for deaf & read :)
    – DAVE
    Commented Mar 11, 2016 at 17:03

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