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    Hello there
    Could you help me with the answer to the question below, please? I'd like to know which to choose. Thank you.
    A:How many books are there on the desk?
    B:There is _____ book on the desk.
    A) a B) one

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    Not a teacher

    I'd say "one book" since the question "How many" requests a number for an answer

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    Default Re: A question

    Question is how many, so try to reply with a specific number. )
    One is a number. A is not a number.
    Through a process of elimination we achieve the correct answer:
    One, one book, there on the table.


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