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    #1

    a or the ?

    There are seven days in a /the week.

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    #2

    Re: a or the ?

    in a week.

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    #3

    Re: a or the ?

    Quote Originally Posted by konungursvia View Post
    in a week.
    Is wrong to say:
    How many days are there in the week?

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    #4

    Re: a or the ?

    No, but it smacks of a Gallicism or French style. It is acceptable, but unusual in English.

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