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 ...
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 ...
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 ...