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A and THE, which is correct?

The sentence below A protocol is the language that a computer uses to communicate with other computers on the network. Is the usage of a/the correct? Can I change it to A protocol is a ...
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Which article to use with 'are'?

I read the following sentence from an article online: We are a species trapped by a series of brightly lit screens. Is it grammatically correct? Or should it be "We are the species..."? Are both ...
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Is 'parents' singular? [closed]

A quote from GoodRead: “It's easy to be a good parents to a good child, but what makes you a good parents when you don't give up being parent to a challenging child” - "Beta" Metani' Marashi ...
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“using these functions as an example” vs “using these functions as examples”

using these functions as an example or using these functions as examples Should it be examples, or an example is also okay? The point is that, we need only to use one of them as an example.
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Why did they use article in the phrase “a workers' cooperative”

Why did they use article in this sentence below? The factory is now a workers' cooperative. Why did they use an article before the word (workers)? Which is plural? Does the article a refer to ...
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What is the reason for putting an article before “few” even-though it talks about plural?

What is the reason for putting an article before "few" (a few) even-though it talks about plural? Generally the word "few" is always supposed to talk about more than one, then why does it get an ...
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Does an indefinite-article mean always 'one'?

Suppose I am an event organiser and while conducting a game I announce that - "Whoever wins this game, I will get him a chocolate". Here I used the word 'a chocolate' so does it mean 'one chocolate' ...
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Singular Vs plural while making a general statement

I'm having a hard time understanding whether to use plural or singular while making general sentences. Doing a bit of research I found both can be used. For example: Dogs are loyal animals. A ...
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Generic noun phrase + singular/plural

Take the example Monkeys like bananas. Here, is 'bananas' referred to banana in general or more than one banana? I guess it represents only banana in general irrespective of one or more than one ...
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“get unexpected responses” vs. “get unexpected response” vs. “get an unexpected response”

Which of the following three sentences would be correct? What are the differences between them? You don’t have to check the correctness of the database table unless you get unexpected response for ...
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Drive a car vs cars [duplicate]

He can drive a car. He can drive cars. I found both sentences on a website. Could you tell me the difference. I think 1 is more like permission and 2 is more like an ability.
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Planes vs a plane

If I say I took a plane to Canada. I believe it means I took one certain plane. But I took planes to Canada. Does it mean that I was in some planes at once? And not mean "I took a plane and I ...
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How can we use the structure “What + a/an + Adjective + N” for plural nouns?

I learned this structure: What + a/an + Adjective + N For example,you were walking on a street and then suddenly you saw a beautiful girl, you would say: "What a beautiful girl!" But what if you ...
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'Considered as refugee' or 'considered a refugee' [duplicate]

I was recently marked down for the following sentence in an essay: While the majority of boat arrivals meet the requirements under the United Nations Refugee Convention to be considered a genuine ...
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Singular or plural when indicating something unique owned by many

In the following sentences, which one is correct? Tom likes dogs with long tails. Tom likes dogs with a long tail. There are many tails because there are many dogs. But each dog has only one tail. ...