Which one is correct:

  1. The person who won the match was amazing/Jami

  2. Person who won the match was amazing/Jami

Do I need to use the before person?

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    As a learner, I think that you make something specific when you describe it. Thus, I would say "The person". – Cardinal Aug 15 '16 at 10:36
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    You are talking about one definite, specific person, so you use the definite article "the". – JavaLatte Aug 15 '16 at 10:53
  • Yes, you need the the. – Lambie Aug 23 '19 at 21:14

You could refer to them directly as 'The person', or indirectly as 'A person'. Just saying 'Person' isn't providing any context to who you are referring to.

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    Welcome the ELL. Generally we prefer our answers to have a bit more explanation, backed up be references and using standard grammatical terms. This is the kind of site that you can use for reference about a grammar question. learnenglish.britishcouncil.org/en/english-grammar/… – JavaLatte Aug 15 '16 at 20:33

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