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    Hi,

    I am not sure whether I should use ‘a’ or ‘the’ before ‘ liquidity point of view’ in the following sentence. What clues should I use in such a situation?

    From a / the liquidity point of view, the company has $20 million cash on hand…

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    MG.

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    Default Re: a / the point of view

    You can use either one, but I don't know why you can't just say:
    The company has 20 million dollars cash on hand.

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    Default Re: a / the point of view

    Ronbee,

    Thanks. The sentence is part of a paragraph which discusses a few other things. I am using 'from the liquidity...' pharse as a transition instrument to bring the reader's attention towards the liquidity position of the company.

    Also, with either of the articles, the sentence conveys the same meaning?

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    Default Re: a / the point of view

    It would certainly be difficult for me to comment on a sentence (or sentences) that I haven't seen, but generally speaking the fewer words the better. Yes, the sentence means the same with either article.


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