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What is the difference between 'a' and 'the'? [duplicate]

How can you know when to use a and when to use the? I do not know how to do and my teacher only says that one is here and one isn't. What does this mean? I want to know how to use "a" and "the" when ...
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Lotus is a/the national flower of India? [duplicate]

Lotus is a/the national flower of India. Before "national flower", which article should I use?
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“the + of” word composition [duplicate]

Which sentences are correct? 1- The cover of book is green. 2- The cover of the book is green. 3- A cover of book is green. 4- A cover of a book is green. When should we use a or the?
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Which article should I use to refer to a noun in general. Is it “a car”, or “the car”? [duplicate]

I have a simple question. I wondered what article I should use to refer to a noun in general. Which one is the right form? The story of the inventor of a car. The story of the inventor of the car. ...
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Introduce yourself: the or a? [duplicate]

What the difference between these two sentences? I am the gardener. I am a gardener. The first phrase is said by Bob in "Myzzy in Gondoland" episode 1. The second phrase is generated by ...
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Using articles (a, the) [duplicate]

I have troubles using articles. I have not understood the algorithm when to use them. Could you review my older text and describe me, if an article is incorrectly used or omitted and why? Bold ...
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When talking about terms it should be with an article (a/an) before the term? [duplicate]

When talking about terms it should be with article (a/an) before the term? For example: 1 What is an urticaria? or 2 What is urticaria? Thanks!
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When to use the article “the”? [duplicate]

Hold on, I am not asking the difference between when to use "the", "a", or "an". My question is, when to use the. For example: Do not cross in front of bus; or Do not cross in front of the ...
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can 'a' come before most [duplicate]

I think the following sentence is incorrect Leena is a most intelligent student. because in such constructions the must come before most But I found this sentence in a book. I think it should be ...
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Which articles should I put? [duplicate]

Articles confuse me very much. Please, can anyone tell me which articles should I put in these sentences and why: __ horse in this photo is beautiful. Is that __ girl or __ boy on its back? ...
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Is there a difference in meaning between “criticism of the police” and “THE criticism of the police” [duplicate]

A of B consideration of B use of B destruction of B B is an object of A but in some cases, B becomes a subject: the arrival of the police (the police arrives) So I am asking about what the difference ...
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Use of 'The' at the beginning of a sentence [duplicate]

The payment was made today Payment was made today In which context, the above can be used.
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“In rain” or “in the rain” [duplicate]

I would like to know if "in rain" is correct in English. For example, in the film Blade Runner there is the famous "Tears in rain" monologue (and by the way there is a vangelis' ...
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What is the difference between “an answer” and “the answer”?

I've run into one of those cases again where both the definite and indefinite article seem to work. And that makes me very confused as it makes it harder for me to grasp the concept of the articles. ...
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Is it “go on a rampage” or “go on the rampage”?

I read a headline in "The Hindu" which was: Pant goes on the Rampage as Capitals crush Mumbai We use article "the" before a noun which we've talked about or mentioned earlier or ...

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