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What is the accepted stance on using “they” in a singular form? [duplicate]

Is it good English to say "They have just left", when talking about a single person (perhaps someone you don't know the gender of)? (I am a native English speaker, I'm looking for the view held by ...
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Difference between “a” and “the”? [duplicate]

I have a question regarding the usage of articles. What is the difference between "a" and "the"? Why do I need to use "a" in "that was a winter I"ll never forget."? Can I use "the" instead? Also, ...
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When to add “the”, “a” or when not to add “the” or “a”? [duplicate]

What's the difference (or correct way of saying it) between the followings: "Review plan" vs "Review a plan" vs "Review the plan"? "Agree on plan" vs "Agree on a plan" vs "Agree on the plan" "...
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An Apple Is Green [duplicate]

Which one is correct? An apple is green. Apple is green. The apple is green. Please describe for me.
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'Have a possibility' vs. 'have the possibility' [duplicate]

When trying to say a sentence with the following structure: You also have [x] possibility to open a savings account When is it appropriate to use 'a' and when is it appropriate to use 'the'?
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How to use articles? When to use “a”, “an”, “the”? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Are there any simple rules for article usage (“a” vs “the” vs none) When should I use “a” vs “an”? Can anyone explain to me when and where to use ...
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Warning message when user navigates away from a page [duplicate]

In my software, If user edits some content of a document and clicks close icon without saving the changes he made (i.e. without clicking the save icon first), the text of message that I display to the ...
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I like “the” music or I like music? [duplicate]

I like music. I like the music. I know the difference between the previous two sentences is that 'the music' is specifically talking about a music. Is there any more difference in meaning? Can you ...
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the definite article in front of a noun that is followed by a defining clause [duplicate]

When we want to refer to a specific noun, we use the definite article 'the'. When the noun is followed by a defining clause, again we use the defining article 'the'. My question is why the following ...
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What weather! What a pity! - phrases with and without article - why? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Are there any simple rules for article usage (“a” vs “the” vs none) ‘… the weather’ vs. ‘… weather’ “Bad weather doesn't exist” vs. “The bad weather doesn't exist” I've been ...
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The people vs people [duplicate]

The most important assets are people vs are the people Could you help, please
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I work in a hospital or I work in the hospital [duplicate]

I am wondering : I work in a hospital or I work in the hospital ? She works on a plane or she works on the plane ? thanks
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“Everyone knows what a/the proton is” [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Are there any simple rules for article usage (“a” vs “the” vs none) Which is correct? Everyone knows what a proton is. Everyone knows what the ...
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usage of articles: definite article or zero article? [duplicate]

the Chinese invented the paper the Chinese invented paper I can't decide which article we get before paper — zero article or the. Are we talking about paper in general (so zero article ...
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Which article is correct? [duplicate]

What is correct:If you see him,give him the message.OR If you see him,give him a message.
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What's the difference between 'a year' and 'the year'? [duplicate]

When I should use "a year" and when I should use "the year."
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The bank/ a bank [duplicate]

Which one is the right one? I am not surprised that Mike is in prison. He robbed {a|the} bank two years ago.
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about when to put articles before nouns [duplicate]

It is a translation question and the right answer is The women gives cookies to the kid. I put an extra "the" before cookies and it is marked as a wrong answer. Would anyone care to give a ...
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when do we omit the article in an OF-phrase? [duplicate]

When do we omit the definite article THE at the beginning of a phrase and for what reason? Removal of skin or the removal of skin. Could someone give some examples?
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Using “the/a/an” with “and” and “or” [duplicate]

Suppose I need to mention two nouns in a phrase so that they are joined with either "and" or "or". Do I use "the/a/an" with the both of the nouns or just with the first one?
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the English Language Teacher [duplicate]

I was taught that with the word language, the definite article is used. The English language versus English The English language Teacher versus English teacher What are article usage ...
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“In a book store near my school” vs. “in the book store near my school” [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Are there any simple rules for article usage (“a” vs “the” vs none) Which article should I use in the following situations? There is only one book store near my school, and I ...
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Do you know the reason why we must use the article a instead of the in the following? [duplicate]

A human ear responds to a wide range of frequencies. My teacher already has said me, when you are speaking about a part of your body that it belongs to it- it is not artificial et cetera- you must ...
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is it right to say ' provide huge job opportunities to society' [duplicate]

I'm writing an essay, when I meet the grammar issue. the 'to society' is right? or should use 'to the society'? thanks.
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When (if ever) is is acceptable to use an indefinite article immediately in front of an adjective? [duplicate]

What's the rule for using a/an before an adjective? I am asking this question because my high school professor is teaching us that we shouldn't use a/an before an adjective. With some 'exceptions' ...
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Small Question Regarding Article the or a [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Are there any simple rules for article usage (“a” vs “the” vs none) I always don't understand which one to use, a or the or nothing. I got a question ...
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Use of article before Strength [duplicate]

I know strength is a noun. So in some sentences article is used and in some sentences, an article is not used before Strength. Example I was impressed by his strength. She's doing exercises to build ...
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'a thesis' or 'the thesis'? [duplicate]

I have some questions concerning sentences. ... majoring in Biological Systems Engineering chosen by [full name] conclude with preparation of a thesis and the engineering exam. The title of the ...
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Do I use “the” or “a”? How do I decide which article to use? [duplicate]

Do I need to put "the" in front of correlation and negative? We performed a correlation analysis to measure a correlation between job satisfaction and the shortage of nursing. We found that a ...
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Determiners in English sentence vs. plurals, singulars and zero determiners. Is it ok to say? [duplicate]

Do I need any determiners in the sentence below in general statement? Strong winds destroy homes. Is it ok to say in English in specific situation? The strong wind destroyed the homes in North ...
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Rules for articles usage [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Are there any simple rules for article usage (“a” vs “the” vs none) Is there a good rule for articles usage? I just don't get it and everytime in ...
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Dilemma in using Articles [duplicate]

The old woman reduced the self-esteem of the speaker. My question is why it is the self-esteem.
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I found a/the rule about [duplicate]

Please, help to understand the meanings of two sentences. 1) I found the rule about the usage of this pattern. The only rule I found at all was about this pattern ? About this pattern I found only ...
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Articles with “calls” and “stories”? [duplicate]

I'm responding a test. I write a correct answer: I was telling the stories this time yesterday. He isn't answering the calls at the moment. Is the use of the definite article in these ...
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“The messenger” vs “A messenger” [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Are there any simple rules for article usage (“a” vs “the” vs none) Can someone explain the difference between 'the messenger' and 'a messenger'? ...
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The articles. A sentence about introduction of something [duplicate]

Which articles should I use in sample sentence below? I prepared a/the guide about component installation. Please, check it by a/the link http://... on a/the page 15.
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I’m stuck with a and the. What is the mental process to choose between them? [duplicate]

If the word isn’t specific, so need ’a’. Or If the word isn’t common, so need ’the’. Which way your mental process works?
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articles when not to use [duplicate]

Which of the following sentences are correct? Although it lives in all oceans and most seas, it prefers temperate and polar regions. Although it lives in all oceans and most seas, it prefers the ...
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“A History of Britain”: Why the indefinite article? [duplicate]

There is a movie called A History of Britain. Why is the indefinite article used? I have always thought in such cases the article must be definite because a country's history (or that of anything ...
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articles in English [duplicate]

Most of the time I understand how to use articles, but when it comes to certain sentences I start to lose confidence. Could anyone please consider the following uses? In each case I am trying to ...
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Using the definite article with grocery products [duplicate]

If you ask someone working at a store 'Where's milk?' would that be right grammatically or does it have to be 'Where's the milk?' I know in the kitchen you would say 'Where's the milk?' or 'Where's ...
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Which article must I use and why? [duplicate]

Would you please explain the difference between the following? The average American city requires a prodigious amount of fish daily. And: An average American city requires a prodigious amount ...
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the vulnerability of (a/the/no article) domestic market [duplicate]

The sentence is: One of the limitations of liberalization is that it increases the vulnerability of (a/the/no article) domestic market to foreign shocks. Am I free to use either 'the', 'a', or no ...
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a company vs the company [duplicate]

I'm doing IELTS preparation tests. One of the tasks is to read a text and compltete the summary by filling the gaps. I did it without mistakes. Text: Before committing yourself to postgraduate ...
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use of indefinite article before many varying uncountable nouns [duplicate]

I have been trying to find a rule or set of rules to explain how 'a' and 'an' are used with uncountable nouns, mainly to understand the many exceptions that I have been thinking of recently. Consider ...
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Article in “A George Lukas film” and its absence in “John's brother” [duplicate]

I'm sure about the 1st sentence, since I always see it at the opening credits of almost every film (a somebody's film). But I'm not sure about the 2nd one, just it doesn't even look correct if I ...
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Articles a/the in the captions of photos or title of the books/movies [duplicate]

It is not really clear for me how should I translate captions for photos. For example, I made photo of bear and the caption should be "A Bear" or "The Bear" or just "Bear"? The same thing for "Autumn",...
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What is “The” meaning of “A Word” or What is “Without Article” meaning of “A Word”? [duplicate]

Hi I am talking with my English-native friend and my friend used the word "Comprise". So I asked her "What is the meaning of the word Comprise?" But I think comprise could have multiple meaning ...
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a barn vs the barn [duplicate]

What is the difference between these two sentences: Tom was hiding in the barn. Tom was hiding in a barn.
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Which one is right: Prepare 'the project specification' or 'a project specification'? [duplicate]

Recently I've encountered a problem with articles' usage in one specific case. (Articles aren't the strongest part of my English proficiency) Which one should I use? Prepare the project ...

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