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    Regarding the usage of articles.

    Sentence: "She might get the/a ministerial post in the future"

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    What would the appropriate article before the word ministerial in the sentence ? And is the article "the" necessary before the word future in the sentence ?

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    Re: Regarding the usage of articles.

    Quote Originally Posted by razer View Post
    Sentence: "She might get the/a ministerial post in the future"

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    What would the appropriate article before the word ministerial in the sentence ? And is the article "the" necessary before the word future in the sentence ?

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    If we are saying that she might become one of the ministers and we are not specifying which post, use "a ministerial post". If, however, it has been suggested that she could become, say, minister of transport, use "the ministerial post". Yes the article is necessary before "future".

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    Re: Regarding the usage of articles.

    If there will be a specific post available, use "the".
    If there is a possibility of some post being available in the future, use "a".
    Yes, "the" is necessary.

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