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  1. Madura is famous for its heart-stopping bull race, filled with excitement.
  2. Madura is famous for a heart-stopping bull race, filled with excitement.

Could you please tell me the difference of with "its" and without "its" in these two sentences?

  • its is the possessive for it. – Alejandro Dec 9 '15 at 11:25
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"its" is possessive.

"a" is the indefinite article. States that it is an unspecified one of many.

Madura is famous for its heart-stopping bull race

Madura is famous for the heart-stopping bull-race which belongs to Madura. (or, by extension, closely-coupled with Madura)

Madura is famous for a heart-stopping bull race

There are many heart-stopping bull-races. Madura is famous for one of them.

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