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  1. nyota's Avatar
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    #1

    a whole.../the whole...

    Are both correct?

    She ate the whole packet of biscuits.
    She ate a whole packet of biscuits.

  2. 5jj's Avatar
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    #2

    Re: a whole.../the whole...

    Yes, but the first refers to a packet of biscuits that is known about; the second doesn't.

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