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    definite article

    I read the sentence below on a blog, and thought the "a" before "76ers" should be replaced by "the."

    But he was on a 76ers team that beat the Hornets in the first round of the 2003 playoffs.

    Am I right?

    Thanks.

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    Re: definite article

    Quote Originally Posted by Jasmin165 View Post
    I read the sentence below on a blog, and thought the "a" before "76ers" should be replaced by "the."

    But he was on a 76ers team that beat the Hornets in the first round of the 2003 playoffs.

    Am I right?

    Thanks.
    Yes, because there was only one specific team that did that. Using "a" implies there was more than one.
    Maybe the blogger didn't understand the distinction.

    buggles (not a teacher)

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