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    The use of articles before and after "of"

    We have been talked in school or from grammar books that the noun/noun phrase before an of-phrase usually takes a definite article. However, according to my reading expereince, there are other variations beside this, such as "a/an +of a/an, the + of the/a/an, and zero article + of the/a/an". So, dear teachers, could you tell me with examples under what situations those variations are used? Thank you.

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    Re: The use of articles before and after "of"

    Quote Originally Posted by Deepurple View Post
    We have been talked in school or from grammar books that the noun/noun phrase before an of-phrase usually takes a definite article. However, according to my reading expereince, there are other variations beside this, such as "a/an +of a/an, the + of the/a/an, and zero article + of the/a/an". So, dear teachers, could you tell me with examples under what situations those variations are used? Thank you.
    You have been "taught" in school...."a" demands a word beginning with a consonant, "an" demands a word beginning with a vowel (a,e,i,o,u).

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