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    Default I went to the party where I met new friends.

    Isn't 1 possible? Is only 3 possible instead of 1? If you are talking about a specific party among some parties, wouldn't 1 be also possible?

    1.I went to the party where I met new friends.
    2.I went to the party, where I met new friends.
    3 I went to a party where I met new friends.

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    Default Re: I went to the party where I met new friends.

    Without a comma, I would say "I went to a party where I met new friends". #1 is unnatural.
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    Default Re: I went to the party where I met new friends.

    I can't see why the following allows for "the", while the example doesn't. Can you explain?

    Hollywood is the city where most American movies are made.
    Mark is the man who donated his house for the homeless

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    Default Re: I went to the party where I met new friends.

    I have thought about the reason why a needs "a" while b needs "the", and it's like in a, "a party" is an object among so many possible parties, and it's not limited, but in b, "the city" and "the man" are equal to their subjects, being limited. If you think my intepretation is wrong, would you be kind to tell me?

    a.I went to a party where I met new friends

    b1.Hollywood is the city where most American movies are made.
    b2Mark is the man who donated his house for the homeless

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    Default Re: I went to the party where I met new friends.

    With the example about the party, the listener would need to know what party you were talking about before you mention it using the definite article.

    - I hear John made some new friends.
    - Yes, I heard that too.
    - Do you know where he found them?
    - At a party.
    - Really?
    - Yes. I didn't know he was invited to parties!
    - He is. So am I. In fact, I went to the party where he met those new friends.
    - Ah, I think my cousin went to the party too. Was there a live band there?
    - Yes, that's the one. It was a really good party.

    We establish early on that there was a party where John found some new friends, so later in the conversation that party can be referred to as "the party".

    "I met some new friends the other day at a party at Susan's house. Her house is very big and there were a lot of people at the party, so it was easy to make friends. I think my brother was also at the party where I met new friends. I didn't see him though."
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