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    Thank you for your cordial replies in the previous discussion.

    please check the sentences for errors for me to ensure that I have fully understood the articles.

    1. I met a son of a rich banker yesterday night.

    2. John Perkins is the son of a rich banker.

    3. I met a son of the rich banker of Citibank that I had met two days ago.

    4. John Perkins is the son of the rich banker of Citibank that I had met two days ago.

    Are all the articles correctly used?

    I am whole-heartedly grateful to you for your kindness and helping.

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    Re: full understanding

    Quote Originally Posted by panicmonger View Post
    Thank you for your cordial replies in the previous discussion.

    please check the sentences for errors for me to ensure that I have fully understood the articles.

    1. I met a the\one of the sons son of a rich banker yesterday night.

    2. John Perkins is the son of a rich banker.

    3. I met a the son of the rich banker of Citibank that I had met two days ago.

    4. John Perkins is the son of the rich banker of Citibank that I had met two days ago.

    Are all the articles correctly used?

    I am whole-heartedly grateful to you for your kindness and helping.
    Find the corrections above.

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    Re: full understanding

    Quote Originally Posted by Gillnetter View Post
    please check the sentences for errors for me to ensure that I have fully understood the articles.

    1. I met a the\one of the sons son of a rich banker yesterday night.

    2. John Perkins is the son of a rich banker.

    3. I met a the son of the rich banker of Citibank that I had met two days ago.

    4. John Perkins is the son of the rich banker of Citibank that I had met two days ago.

    2010 - Please explain why #1 & 3 will only take an "a". Are you saying that one cannot meet "the" son - what happens if there is only one son?
    Sorry for not responding sooner.

    Gill, my understanding may be incorrect, but I will try to explain. Let me know if I make sense.

    It is a book. - A general statement describing what that object is.

    This is the book I was looking for all these days. - I and the listener knows, which book I am referring to?

    He is a son of a Rich banker.

    Rich banker - Refers to the person's title but not as who he is

    a son - whose son? The son of a Rich banker.

    I think a definite article sounds appropriate compared to "a son" here.

    I would appreciate any help and explanation to this further.

    Thanks,
    2010

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