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    Aivaras is offline Newbie
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    Default "go to" or "go to the" or "go to a"?

    Which article do we have to use in this: "<...> then we watched TV, ate (the/a/-) Christmas cake and went to (the/a/-) garden". Why the other alternatives aren't (are?) acceptable?

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    Tdol is offline Editor, UsingEnglish.com
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    Default Re: "go to" or "go to the" or "go to a"?

    It depends on whether you want to be specific or not. With the cake, you could use both, the indefinite article to show it was a single Christmas cake, but there are many others like it. the definite article would refer specifically to a cake we know about. The same would be true of the garden, though we tend to use the definite article as each house only has one.

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