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    "The" vs "A"

    There is a section in the TOEIC Speaking & Writing Test where you are supposed to describe a picture.

    Let's say there is a picture of a man holding a cell phone at a refinery (an example question from the internet).

    I would write: A worker is holding a cell phone at a refinery.

    But the example answer always had "the" instead of "a" (as in "the" worker is holding a...)

    I think both articles suffice for answering, right?

    Thanks in advance.

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    Re: "The" vs "A"

    I would follow the pattern they use, but the indefinite article is OK there.

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