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Tanya is a team member who holds expertise in chat support.

I'm in a doubt specifically about whether it should have 'the' in place of 'a'. Feel free to notify other mistakes as well.

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  • Is Tanya the only team member that has expertise in chat support? – KillingTime May 28 at 16:20
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    one has expertise, one does not hold it. – Lambie May 28 at 17:30
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Tanya is the team member who holds expertise in chat support very strongly suggests that Tanya is the only team member with that expertise while Tanya is a team member who holds expertise in chat support suggests that other team members may have the same expertise.

The whole sentence is a little clunky, though syntactically acceptable and (save for the/a) entirely clear. I'd prefer the simple has to holds, perhaps Tanya is the team member who has expertise in chat support.

  • There is no suggestion to me with a that other team members have the same expertise – only that Tanya has it. The others are not commented upon at all; they may all have the same expertise, or none of them may have it. – Janus Bahs Jacquet May 28 at 17:08
  • @JanusBahsJacquet: I see you're coming from, I've modified my answer slightly. – High Performance Mark May 28 at 17:27
  • Tanya is our chat support expert on the team. – Jim May 28 at 17:48
  • @Jim: possibly, but Tanya may have expertise but still not be an expert. – High Performance Mark May 28 at 17:51

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