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    Smile a Mr Davis

    I don't get it(

    Q1 - While you were out, ____ Mr Davis called. He left his number for you to call back.
    a
    the

    WHY "a"?

    Why not without an article:
    While you were out, Mr Davis called. He left his number for you to call back.

    Or "a" means here that the secretary didn't know this Mr Davis?

    Thank you.

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    Re: a Mr Davis

    It has the idea of 'a person who gave his name as (Mr) Davis'. You are right - the secretary did not know him.

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