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    He is proud to become a father.

    He is proud to become a king.

    Are both "a" right in the sentences? If not, why? Please.

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    Re: Sentence

    In the second, we would not normally use the article with "king" as it is a unique condition by definition. There is only one king in each country, maximum, so "to be king" is much more common than "to be a king." So, we can "become king" but to "become a king" sounds a bit illogical.

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    shouldn't we use "the king" then?

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    Re: Sentence

    Quote Originally Posted by Kluska View Post
    shouldn't we use "the king" then?
    We can, but the normal phrase is 'to be/become king.'

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