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Which sentence is correct? The one using the, an or no article? [duplicate]

I have a problem with these sentences. which one is correct?and why? He studied the role of an/the/ ' extended family in caring for older people.
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How to understand which nouns are specific and which ones aren't

This is how most people would explain it: I want to buy a new car. You want to buy some car. You don't know which one exactly, Toyota or BMW, which color, and so on. The car parked near the baker's ...
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Improper usage of Indefinite article [duplicate]

"Grammarly" tells me that sentence: I am a bad table. is correct, but the following sentence: I am a bad trash. is not correct. Can you explain me why?
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generic statements with indefinite articles

If I said, "An earnest wish is a prayer." Am I referring to one, unspecified wish or am I making a universal generalization that all wishes in the past and present are prayers. A cat is a mammal --...
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Do I need to use the article “the” with the word “data” in the following sentence? [duplicate]

To discover the real statistics behind missing children, I turned to the following organizations for the data. Or should it be as follows: To discover the real statistics behind missing children, I ...
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The use of an article

Here is the sentence: In 2002, as defense minister, he had, according to French prosecutors in an ongoing case, taken a 114-million-euro bribe to buy French submarines. May I ask why there is no ...
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Articles 'the' or without 'the' [duplicate]

Today, the human population of Madagascar has surpassed 20 million. Today, human population of Madagascar has surpassed 20 million. What is correct 'the human' or 'humam'
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To put “the” or not to put “the”

I am sometimes confused about whether to put the in front of a noun or not, so to solve such dilemmas, I have come up with the following strategy. When in doubt, whether to put the in front of a ...
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“in other countries” or “in the other countries” [duplicate]

I heard people say "in other countries" and sometimes "in the other countries" Is there a specific rule for this case or it purely depends on the context? Thank you
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Using articles before the subject of a sentence? [duplicate]

"Smartphone is very useful" "Dog is loyal animal" are these sentences incorrect? or do they require articles before the subjects? if yes, how to decide which article to use, definite or ...
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The usage of articles in IELTS Task 1 (writing) [duplicate]

I am practicing the first writing task in IELTS. My concern is specifically related to the usage of the article "the" while writing about pie charts. Should I use this article every time I mention the ...
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Why do we use “the” followed by “user” in “a window prompts the user to make…”? [duplicate]

I've found this piece of text in the Android Developers Documentation: A dialog is a small window that prompts the user to make a decision or enter additional information. A dialog does not fill ...
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Why don't you say “the” in this sentence? [duplicate]

I asked a friend of mine who lives in France, who isn't so good at speaking the English language, if she has a favorite animal and she answered with: Yes I like the cats. I told her that you don't ...
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Which article to use? “a” or “the”? [duplicate]

When translating a surveyor's report on dimensions of an apartment, one is posed with phrases such as "northwards: a wall, for 3m in length, to the skylight, or a pony wall, for 2.8m in length, ...
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Which sentence is correct? Which tense is better to use?

How to say grammatically correct that I had a problem, but then it's gone when I tried a recommendation: I had the same problem. Thanks, recommendation above helps me! or I had the same problem....

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