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    The profession of the teacher / the profession of a teacher?

    It's articles again.)
    Which is correct?
    If I were a native speaker of English, I would never shut up. :-)

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    Re: The profession of the teacher / the profession of a teacher?

    The teaching profession.

    Why don't you stick with the most natural?

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    Re: The profession of the teacher / the profession of a teacher?

    Thank you, 5jj! And what about the phrase "the son of a teacher"? If we only know that a person's father is a teacher (by profession), are both variants below correct?
    He is a teacher's son. He is the son of a teacher.
    Last edited by englishhobby; 27-Nov-2012 at 08:42.
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    Re: The profession of the teacher / the profession of a teacher?

    Yes, they are correct.

    Also 'His father is a teacher'.

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