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    Hi all,

    Could you pls help me for which one of the following is correct ?

    This is the gentle reminder Or This is a gentle reminder

    Reply please.

    Thanks!

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    Default Re: Which one is correct ?

    Quote Originally Posted by osres View Post
    Hi all,

    Could you pls help me for which one of the following is correct ?

    This is the gentle reminder Or This is a gentle reminder

    Reply please.

    Thanks!
    The version with 'a' is the usual collocation, but you'd use 'the' if the context called for it - as per the usual rules for articles.
    Last edited by Raymott; 18-Feb-2010 at 12:23.

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    Default Re: Which one is correct ?

    I think both sentences are correct

    firstly , you have to concentrate on the text which mentioned this sentence

    The first time you speak of something use "a or an", the next time you repeat that object use "the".

    good luck


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    Default Re: Which one is correct ?

    It depends on what the speaker wants to express and to what he/she is referring. If the speaker is referring to a "reminder" that someone inquired about, then the speaker could say, "This is the gentle reminder". But if the speaker is simply referring to some suggestion or recommendation that was made previously and wants to "remind" someone or everyone about it, the speaker could say "This is a gentle reminder".

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    Default Re: Which one is correct ?

    Both can be used I think but see situation first.

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    Default Re: Which one is correct ?

    Quote Originally Posted by osres View Post
    Hi all,

    Could you pls help me for which one of the following is correct ?

    This is the gentle reminder Or This is a gentle reminder

    Reply please.

    Thanks!
    BOTH

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