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    It's confusing, But I think these are 2 different meanings

    My question is this:

    If one was to say "I'm going to soak in a hot tub" isn't that different then saying "I'm going to soak in the hot tub"?

    I feel that it is, as one implies that you will be in a "hot tub" and the other a tub fill with hot water.

    I just don't know what the difference is. If someone could explain, I would appreciate it very much.


    Thank you

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    Re: It's confusing, But I think these are 2 different meanings

    Quote Originally Posted by MissCCombs View Post
    My question is this:

    If one was to say "I'm going to soak in a hot tub" isn't that different then saying "I'm going to soak in the hot tub"?

    I feel that it is, as one implies that you will be in a "hot tub" and the other a tub filled with hot water. That's possible. But the main difference is the usual "a"/"the" situation.
    "a" is used when there is more than one hot tub to choose from.
    "the" is used when there is only one tub available or when you are talking about a specific hot tub, even if there is more than one available.



    I just don't know what the difference is. If someone could explain, I would appreciate it very much.


    Thank you
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