I have a question related to usage of a and the following sentence. Can anyone please tell me which one sounds better in in the following sentence?
- For some days, street dogs have bitten more than 20 people in our locality. people are afraid of getting out of their houses. It's a big problem. We have to find a/the solution to the problem.
I think both are correct. In general, there sometimes is only one solution to a particular problem so I think I can use the. Sometimes the situation gets such grave that it is hard to find a solution and we start thinking if there is any solution to the problem. In that situation, can I use the? And sometimes, there is more than one solution so I can use a. What's your opinion?
Can any person knowing the language well answer this please?