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    Hello, teachers!

    Q1. Are these sentences correct?
    1. Do you have the keys to the door?
    2. Do you have the key to the door?
    3. Do you have a key to the door?

    Q2. Do the sentences above mean the same thing as the sentences below?
    4. Do you have a key to unlock the door?
    5. Do you have a key to unlock the door with?

    Q3. Of all these sentences, which is/are the natural everyday expression(s)?

    Thanks in advance.

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    All five are equally natural. #1 suggests that the door has multiple locks or that a number of keys are held by the same person. #2 suggests that there is only one known key. #s 3, 4 & 5 suggest that there are several keys in scattered locations.

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    Thank you very much, Mister Micawber!
    You are here too! (So am I!)
    Have a nice day!
    Best Regards.

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    Yes, I am ubiquitous. Nice to see you here, too, Kant.

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