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    Are the following sentences the same in meaning?


    1. Use this chemical in a liquid state.
    2. Use this chemical in the liquid state.

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    Default Re: in a/the state

    Quote Originally Posted by Snappy View Post
    Are the following sentences the same in meaning?


    1. Use this chemical in a liquid state.
    2. Use this chemical in the liquid state.
    Pretty much the same.
    If the chemical has several liquid states, you'd use 1.
    If it only has one liquid state, you can use either.

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