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    Confuse the use of articles

    A laptop, a computer and the internet are the examples of modern means of communication.

    Or

    Laptop, computer and internet are the examples of modern means of communication.


    I am confused with the use of articles.

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    Re: Confuse the use of articles

    The laptop, the computer and the internet are the examples of modern means of communication.

    You use 'the' to refer to the items as 'modern items of invention'.
    Other example:
    Alexander Graham Bell invented the telephone. (not 'a telephone' or 'telephone')

    not at teacher

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