Articles with proper names

Brittany-M18 July 31, 2014, 9:25 pm
I have noticed that there are sometimes articles before proper names (such as, A Brittany). If you're writing a sentence in Portuguese and the subject is a proper noun, do you use an article? Por exemplo:

A Brittany é uma professora.
Brittany é uma professora.

Which is correct?

Thank you!
Articles with proper names
Tereza-P August 2, 2014, 8:39 pm
Hi Brittany,

Both are correct, but usually people tend to say with an article and write without.

Hope this helps,

Cheers
Articles with proper names
Brittany-M18 August 5, 2014, 3:46 pm
Hi, so in speaking we can use the article but in writing we can just use the name?

Obrigada!
Articles with proper names
Tereza-P August 5, 2014, 6:32 pm
Hi Brittany,

Yes, in writing we don't use articles.

Cheers,

Tereza.
Articles with proper names

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