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    Confusion regarding using the article: THE

    Friends, in the sentence given below I'm bit confuse regarding using the article: The.

    Sentence: Joseph's case is not the first case where a member has quit the community on the disagreements with moderators

    Or it should be like this:

    Joseph's case is not the first case where a member has quit the community on disagreements with the moderators.

    Tell me where will be the correct usage of the article "The" will come ?

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    Re: Confusion regarding using the article: THE

    The latter statement is clearer. Using the article "the" implies there is no other, unlike the article "a" meaning one of many.

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    Re: Confusion regarding using the article: THE

    Quote Originally Posted by razer View Post
    Friends, in the sentence given below I'm bit confuse regarding using the article: The.

    Sentence: Joseph's case is not the first case where a member has quit the community on the disagreements with moderators

    Or it should be like this:

    Joseph's case is not the first case where a member has quit the community on disagreements with the moderators.

    Tell me where will be the correct usage of the article "The" will come ?
    It's much better like this: Joseph's case is not the first in which a member has quit the community over disagreements with the moderators.

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    Re: Confusion regarding using the article: THE

    Note that the article can be used before almost any noun, if that's the one you want to highlight as assumed, known both by speaker and listener.

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