I want to write the following sentence:

I have always believed in the wholesome nature of a/the symbiosis between academic and non-academic spheres of life.

I don't know which article to use. I read the following article on Cambridge dictionary blog, but it doesn't say anything that I didn't already know: http://dictionary.cambridge.org/grammar/british-grammar/determiners/a-an-and-the

  • Why did you choose the before wholesome nature? – green_ideas Sep 8 '17 at 12:01
  • "Nature", with the intended meaning is uncountable, so "the" is unnecessary? – Sameer Kulkarni Sep 8 '17 at 12:23
  • Sameer, sorry to disappoint you and this is not an ELU question; it's hardly an English Language Learning question. Your best option would be to form at least three native or at least five secondary speakers of English into a study group and work together to solve such problems. Please recognise the sophistication of a/the symbiosys between academic and non-academic components. which article? is not the point. The point is the simplicity of a/the… which article which for native speakers should have been dealt with before age 10, anyway. – Robbie Goodwin Sep 8 '17 at 22:31

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