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Why is the indefinite article correct in "We had the/a customer in the other day..."?

We also use the indefinite article when a person or thing is mentioned for the first time. The speaker refers to 'a customer' (a person they didn't know) and then tells us something about them. If ...
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As a part of Vs as part of

As Ngram Viewer shows, "as a part of" is 18 times less common in British English. In American English, though, it's somewhat less rare, being "only" 11 times less common. To me (in ...
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