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In contexts like these, use "a". Even if the hearer is familiar with the particular app, they don't know that that is the subject of the conversation until you introduce it. The only time you might use "the" here is if a collection of which the app is a part has already been introduced in the conversation; eg My boss let me choose which parts of our ...


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As I understand the syntax of English nominalizations, it should be either "the taking of the bull ..." or "taking the bull ...", but *"the taking the bull ..." or *"(no article) taking of the bull ...". This is because "taking" may either be a noun derived from the verb "take" or it may be a gerund form of that verb (hence a verb). And nouns take articles ...



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