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    Which article to use (if any)?

    Hello,

    Imagine the following context:

    Someone is writing a general guide for people who don't know much about computers. He or she wants to write a paragraph explaining what a folder is. Which is/are the natural beginning(s) of such a paragraph in the following cases:

    The word "folder" has not been mentioned yet:
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    A1) "A folder is..."

    A2) "The folder is..."

    A3) "Folder is..."


    The word "folder" has already been mentioned:
    --------------------------------------------

    B1) "A folder is..."

    B2) "The folder is..."

    B3) "Folder is..."


    If more than one is possible, please say so.

    Thank you very much!

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    Re: Which article to use (if any)?

    A folder is a group of related documents that you store together on a computer.

    A1) "A folder is..."

    A2) "The folder is..."

    A3) "Folder is..."


    The word "folder" has already been mentioned:
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    B1) "A folder is..."

    B2) "The folder is..."

    B3) "Folder is..."


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    Re: Which article to use (if any)?

    No offense, but I need answers from people whose first language is English. Thanks!

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    Re: Which article to use (if any)?

    Xpert is right.

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    Re: Which article to use (if any)?

    Quote Originally Posted by konungursvia View Post
    Xpert is right.

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