Student or Learner
The following sentence is what I read in a magazine, where the writer was expressing his opinion. I was questioning whether it was appropriate to had used 'the' rather than 'a'. I would like to have your opinions. Thank you!
-The average English speaker isn't nearly as familar with the rules of English as the typical ESL student.
If I use 'an average English speaker isn't nearly as familar with...', then it will mean 'all English speakers...'(?).-----------Hmmm, then it seems that it was not the idea the writer was trying to convey. I'm confused. Please tell me more. Thanks!