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    a real name vs the real name

    Hi, all,

    I was chatting with a boy yeasterday. When I asked him: "Is Tim your real name?", he answered "Tim is real name".
    I guess, he should use indefinite article "a" before the word combination "real name". Is it correct? Could anyone give explation?

    Thanks in advance

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    Re: a real name vs the real name

    Tim's natural response to your question should have been, "Yes, Tim is my real name".

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    Re: a real name vs the real name

    Quote Originally Posted by fivejedjon View Post
    Tim's natural response to your question should have been, "Yes, Tim is my real name".
    Actually, that was the response I was waiting for

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