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- Indefinite article and people's names 5 answers
Please help me decide which of the following two sentences in correct:
- Twenty-year-old Thomas Smith has been running his own business for already 2 years.
- A twenty-year-old Thomas Smith has been running his own business for already 2 years.
It's the very first sentence that serves as a kind of introduction to the text. I personally consider the second sentence to be correct, because to my mind the indefinite article shows that this Thomas is one of many (by analogy with "there is a Mr. Smith wants to see you") Am I right?