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    Usage of indefinite article

    "You may use a dictionary during the test."
    Does this mean it is okay to use only a single dictionary or any dictionary (i.e., more than one dictionary)?

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    Re: Usage of indefinite article

    Quote Originally Posted by Snappy View Post
    "You may use a dictionary during the test."
    Does this mean it is okay to use only a single dictionary or any dictionary (i.e., more than one dictionary)?
    Hello, I am not a teacher.

    In your sentence the use of the indefinite article 'a' means you can use a dictionary, but not particularly one.

    You have the choise among a lot of you have at your disposal.

    Hope it's help you.

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    Exclamation Re: Usage of indefinite article

    Quote Originally Posted by Snappy View Post
    "You may use a dictionary during the test."
    Does this mean it is okay to use only a single dictionary or any dictionary (i.e., more than one dictionary)?
    a implies one or any one dictionary of your choice.

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