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    Mr. Hung is ....... honest man, so all...... memebers in the group always respect him
    A. no article/ the
    B. an/ No article
    C. an/ the
    D. the/ the

    i'm really confused between all members or all the members. when i search on the internet it's said that they are the same here. but this is multiple choice so there is only one correct answer. please explain

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    Welcome to the forum, wearethe best.
    Quote Originally Posted by wearethebest2012 View Post
    i'm really confused between all members or all the members. when i search on the internet it's said that they are the same here. but this is multiple choice so there is only one correct answer. please explain
    The problem with this sort of test question is that there is sometimes more than one possible answer. I think 'all the members' is more likely, but I would not say that 'all members' was wrong. Incidentally, I find 'of the group' more natural than 'in the group'.

    Please remember to use a capital letter for the first person pronoun I.
    Please do not edit your question after it has received a response. Such editing can make the response hard for others to understand.


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    I agree with 5jj. B and C are possible.
    Remember - correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing make posts much easier to read.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 5jj View Post
    Welcome to the forum, wearethe best. The problem with this sort of test question is that there is sometimes more than one possible answer. I think 'all the members' is more likely, but I would not say that 'all members' was wrong. Incidentally, I find 'of the group' more natural than 'in the group'.

    Please remember to use a capital letter for the first person pronoun I.
    thank you for your help. I have just received the answer and the correct one is 'all the members'

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    Quote Originally Posted by wearethebest2012 View Post
    thank you for your help. I have just received the answer and the correct one is 'all the members'
    What your teacher decided was the correct answer was 'all the members'. As two native-speaking teachers have told you in this thread, 'all members' is also possible.
    Please do not edit your question after it has received a response. Such editing can make the response hard for others to understand.


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