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What's the rules for using figure captions? [duplicate]

For example, I have the following situation: An/The example of a password is shown in Figure 1. a picture goes here Figure 1 - An/The example of a password What article should I use? Should I say "...
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Can choosing “a something” over “the something” be natural even when that “something” is previously mentioned?

At 1:19 into this BBC news, the BBC reporter says: But what pushed her from office was ___ constitutional court finding her guilty of crime in a country which has only been a democracy for 30 years....
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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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“Film motivates learners” or “the film motivates learners” [duplicate]

Do we have to use a definite article before film in the following example: Film motivates learners. Or The film motivates learners.
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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 age of terror is an age of shocks. What is a difference between “the+noun+of” and “a+noun+of”? [duplicate]

I thought when a noun followed by "of something" has to be addressed with "the" because it is subject to the following of... However, I found the sentence such as "The age of terror is an age of ...
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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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When we name things with a letter, should we use “the” for them?

Sometimes we name what we want to talk about with letters: person S, belief p, intention N. Should we use any article for them? Definite names are never used with articles. For me the ambiguity here ...
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“the” residents or residents?

I'm curious about the difference 'the' makes in the following: Before the hurricane hit, [the] residents were evacuated to a safe town. I suspect that the 'the'-less version is compatible with a ...
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This book is the property of

I have hard time understanding why in this phrase, property is preceded with a definite article. As this book is one of many properties, the indefinite article sounds more natural, to me. Of course, ...
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Choosing between “A” or “The”

I recently posted a picture on my facebook showing an image of a wallet with a married couple photograph in it. The image itself already had a funny caption. I added my own caption for the picture ...
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Uncountable Work [duplicate]

I have a question about uncountable nouns in a sentence. For example, which of the following sentences is correct? This is an important future work. This is important future work. It seems that ...
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Where can I ommit “a” and “the” articles? [duplicate]

Should I allways use "a" article, when something is indefinite? And should I allways use "the" article, when something is definite? Where can I ommit these articles?
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Definite/Indefinite articles: “first mention” vs “specific object”

Rules say Use A(AN) when talking about a thing which is new, unknown, or introduced to a listener for the first time. At the same time, they say The definite article is used when the speaker ...
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Using THE in Sentences [duplicate]

When there is a phrase like "the page of the book," is it correct to put both the in the sentence? What are the rules in general? What if we had more OF in the sentence? e.g. "the room of the ...

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