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Flora1
Brazil

I need your help...
 
whats the correct way: dancing tango or dancing the tango.



Flora

2 Nov 2010      



edrodmedina
United States

dancing a tango, dancing the tango...I ve heard it said both ways.. Dancing a tango as there are many different ones. Dancing the tango as opposed to dancing the twist, or the macarena.

2 Nov 2010     



tastybrain
Taiwan

It definitely needs an article, the, a or even a possessive could work if someone  had a particular way of dancing the tango (though such usage is rare and considered colorful or creative, though not wrong, inappropriate or ungrammatical.

Think of dance styles like swimming strokes. You swim the backstroke or the doggy paddle. You dance the tango or the tarantella or the alligator.

Hope that helps.

2 Nov 2010     



Flora1
Brazil

Ok, Ill use dancing the tango, that Ive heard too. Thanks people.

2 Nov 2010