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    (a/the) knowledge of

    Because of the dominance of both typewriter and computer in the late 20c, a knowledge of the keyboard has become increasingly important in many occupations, and for many people ability to use a keyboard is part of literacy.

    Can we use 'knowledge of' or 'the knowledge of' in place of the 'a knowledge of'(in blue)? What's the difference between them?

    Thank you in advance.

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    Exclamation Re: (a/the) knowledge of

    Quote Originally Posted by joham View Post
    Because of the dominance of both typewriter and computer in the late 20c, a/some knowledge of the keyboard has become increasingly important in many occupations, and for many people ability to use a keyboard is part of literacy.

    Can we use 'knowledge of' or 'the knowledge of' in place of the 'a knowledge of'(in blue)? What's the difference between them?

    Thank you in advance.
    Knowledge can be used as singular countable or uncountable noun. When used in the sense of understanding of a particular skill, branch of learning, it is treated as uncountable which is the case here. So no article should be used. Instead of a adjectives, such as some or full is more preferable. I find some people also use 'a' probably treating it as singular countable.

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