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    Default a/the method I did

    Definite and indefinite articles still confuse me.
    Native speakers might think that why I ask such a question.

    1. He can do it in a method that I did.
    2. He can do it in the method that I did.
    In my understanding, there is little difference in meaning between the two sentences, but if I say, “in a method that I did,” the listener might think that I might know a number of methods to do it. If I say, “in the method that I did,” the listener will know that there is only one method that I did.

    Is my understanding correct?

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    Default Re: a/the method I did

    Say:
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    He did it the way I did.

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    He did it using the method I did.




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