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Could you tell if I have to use "a" or "the" before feel in the following sentences?

If you don't use the word correctly, don't be frustrated as you will develop a/the feel for when to use it.

I feel that both articles can be used there without any difference in meaning. If I am wrong, I would like to know why I can use one, but not the other.

  • Both seem fine. "The" seems to be more specific on the type of feel. "A feel" seems more subjective and varied according to the person. – user57928 Apr 18 at 16:37
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    I can't explain why, but the indefinite article feels more natural to me. "You will develop a feel for it." – Weather Vane Apr 18 at 17:52
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'The feel' should be used.

'The' is used when you are talking about a specific thing, in this case, the feel. And the specific feel is when to use it (the word)

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