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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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“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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What is the difference between: “I have eaten a banana” and “I have eaten banana”?

I can't understand if "banana" or "a banana" has the same meaning. I can understand that "the" and "a" are for definite and indefinite nouns. But what about those which aren't preceded by either of ...
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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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How to determine whether I need to use an article before a noun? Can I skip using a, an or the altogether?

How to determine whether I need to use an article before a noun? Can I skip using a, an or the altogether? This doubt has arisen because grammarly points out many a times to me to use determiner ...
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When does article “the” change meaning of an expression?

I want to find some examples when article "the" changes meaning of an expression, can you help me and give some examples? E.g. I'm in the school. Means I am in the building. I'm in school. ...
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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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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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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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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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Whether to use definite or indefinite article in sentences like “Don't put a space between a dash and a/the following punctuation mark”

Don't put a space between an em-dash and the adjacent words.From Quick and Dirty Tips In English, you don’t put a space between a word and a question mark.From Quora These sentences look very ...
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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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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 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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