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    Hi! teachers!

    Tonight I have to write( )for my English teacher.

    (a) composition
    (b) a composition
    (c) compositions
    (d) the compositions

    The book says the answer is (b) in that "compositon" can be countable when it means a piece of written work(essay) that is done at school . But, If so, aren't (c) and (d) also possible answers?

    Please give me your explanations.

    Thanks!

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    Hi! teachers!

    Tonight I have to write( )for my English teacher.

    (a) composition
    (b) a composition
    (c) compositions
    (d) the compositions

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    Tonight I have to write( )for my English teacher.

    The answer should be 'A COMPOSITION' and should neither be C or D if you are going to make JUST ONE composition.

    Tonight I have to write COMPOSITIONS for my English teacher - This is right if you mean 'writing two or more compositions to your English teacher'.

    Tonight I have to write THE COMPOSITIONS for my English teacher - Including the article 'THE' makes it sound nonsensical. THE must be removed.
    It doesn't sound good to the ear though.
    It would make sense if it were a title.
    Ex. Tonight I have to write 'The Titanic' summary for my English teacher.

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    Hi! teachers!

    Tonight I have to write( )for my English teacher.

    (a) composition
    (b) a composition
    (c) compositions
    (d) the compositions

    ---------------------------

    Tonight I have to write( )for my English teacher.

    The answer should be 'A COMPOSITION' and should neither be C or D if you are going to make JUST ONE composition.

    Tonight I have to write COMPOSITIONS for my English teacher - This is right if you mean 'writing two or more compositions to your English teacher'.

    Tonight I have to write THE COMPOSITIONS for my English teacher - Including the article 'THE' makes it sound nonsensical. THE must be removed.
    It doesn't sound good to the ear though.
    It would make sense if it were a title.
    Ex. Tonight I have to write 'The Titanic' summary for my English teacher.
    Thank you! and do you mean (c) is grammatically right ?

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    Absolutely.. =)

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