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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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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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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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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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Use “belief” with or without the indefinite article?

Not counting set expressions, such as contrary to popular belief and beyond belief, I can't pinpoint the difference between belief and a belief. And while Collin's learner's dictionary lists belief as ...
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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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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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Articles in English

I'm student of English Philology. I have a little specific problem from determiners. I don't know when I should use determined kind of determiners. For example in this sentence Our mayor is ...
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Which article is it correct to use before a noun that is modified by “called”?

Do I have to use a or the in the following sentences? Kate is from a/the big city called New-York. The man is holding a/the thing called a table.
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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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The use of article before the names of exercises

Tell me please which article I have to use in the following sentence. Today I am going to train my chest by doing the/a bench press and the*/**a inclined dumbbell bench press. I have definitely ...
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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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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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“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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