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    Then the hand of Fate and a hand of poker combined to give him the plantation he wanted.
    I. Is "the hand of poker" right in this case?
    II. Why no indefinite article "a" before "poker" in this case?

    Do "the love one" and "the loved one" mean the same?

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    Quote Originally Posted by puzzle View Post
    Then the hand of Fate and a hand of poker combined to give him the plantation he wanted.

    I. Is "the hand of poker" right in this case?
    II. Why no indefinite article "a" before "poker" in this case?
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    'Poker' in your sentence is a card game, 'a poker' is a long metal object used to 'poke' a fire to make it burn better.

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    I.Is "the hand of poker" right in this case?

    II.Do "the love one" and "the loved one" mean the same?

    Please.

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    Quote Originally Posted by puzzle View Post
    I.Is "the hand of poker" right in this case?
    No

    II.Do "the love one" and "the loved one" mean the same?
    No. "the love one" means nothing without a context.
    "The loved one" probably means the one who is loved.

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    She is gone, just as anyone who has lost the love one to this awful diease, I miss her deeply.

    Is "the love one" wrong here? Please.

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    Quote Originally Posted by puzzle View Post
    She is gone, just as anyone who has lost the love one to this awful diease, I miss her deeply.

    Is "the love one" wrong here? Please.
    It should be "a loved one" in your sentence.

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