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    part of or a part of...?

    The organization is _______ our club.
    A. part of B. a part of
    Which one is right? Why? In what situations do we use "part of..." or "a part of..."? What is the difference between them? Thanks for your replies!

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    Re: part of or a part of...?

    Quote Originally Posted by roseriver1012 View Post
    The organization is _______ our club.
    A. part of B. a part of
    Which one is right? Why? In what situations do we use "part of..." or "a part of..."? What is the difference between them? Thanks for your replies!
    Both are OK.

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    Re: part of or a part of...?

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    Both are OK.
    Isn't there a difference between "a part of" and "part of"?

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    #4

    Re: part of or a part of...?

    Hardly ever.

    I can't think of a context where they wouldn't be interchangeable.

    Rover

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    Re: part of or a part of...?

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    Hardly ever.

    I can't think of a context where they wouldn't be interchangeable.

    Rover
    Thank you for solving my long-term puzzle.

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    #6

    Re: part of or a part of...?

    Quote Originally Posted by roseriver1012 View Post
    Thank you for solving my long-term puzzle.
    All part of the service.



    Only after typing that did I realise that I'd never say 'All a part of the service'.

    I'm glad I said 'hardly ever' in post #4. I knew there'd be exceptions.

    Rover

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