When omitted, is it understood? And has the same meaning of generalizing, while the definite article “the” has the particularizing role?
There is the famous quote of Oscar Wilde’s “The importance of being Earnest”: “When one is in town one amuses oneself. When one is in the country one amuses other people.”
I would like to know whether there are some other options to formulate these sentences (writing or omitting “a” and “the”) without changing the meaning.