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    #1

    apply for a or the ?

    Hi,

    Which sentences are correct:


    Sentence1:
    I want to apply for a Trainee Accountant position.
    Sentence2:
    I want to apply for the Trainee Accountant position.
    Sentence3:
    I want to apply for the Trainee Accountant positions.

    Note:
    There are more than 1 identical position.
    I prefer any one of those.



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    #2

    Re: apply for a or the ?

    Quote Originally Posted by uktous View Post
    Hi, /

    Which sentences are correct:


    Sentence1:
    I want to apply for a Trainee Accountant position.
    Sentence2:
    I want to apply for the Trainee Accountant position. (there is more than one position)
    Sentence3:
    I want to apply for the Trainee Accountant positions.

    Note:
    There are more than 1 identical positions.
    I prefer any one of those. You don't have a preference. There is nothing to prefer; all positions are identical.



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    Re: apply for a or the ?

    Quote Originally Posted by uktous View Post
    Hi,

    Which sentences are correct:


    Sentence1:
    I want to apply for a Trainee Accountant position.
    Sentence2:
    I want to apply for the Trainee Accountant position.
    Sentence3:
    I want to apply for the Trainee Accountant positions.

    Note:
    There are more than 1 identical position.
    I prefer any one of those.



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    The first sentence is the best. There are several positions available and you would like to apply for one of them, hence "a"

    Sentence three is absolutely wrong, unless you wish to have all of the positions--something I highly doubt.

    Sentence two is wrong because there are several positions

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