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    Mit Guest

    Question case

    Hello.

    I posted the same question before, but there was no reply.
    I would like to know the difference between the below phrases with the word "case". It is very helpfull if I can get any example sentences for these.

    - in case of
    - in the case of
    - in a case of

    Thank you!

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    Default Re: case

    It has to do with how specific you are being:

    In case of fire, please leave in an orderly fashion. - General.

    In a case of arson, what sentence do you think would be appropriate.- Here I am talking about a single case as an instance of arson.
    In the case of Enron- here I am referring to a specific occurence and not as an example of anything.


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    Mit Guest

    Thumbs up Re: case

    Thanks!
    I understand it, and your reply is really helpful!

    Mit

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