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    #1

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    Please, correct me if I'm wrong. I'M NOT SURE ABOUT THE ARTICLES IN BOLD
    My task is: Supply the articles where necessary (a, an, the or no article *) .

    1. THE price for a pump was 500$. The offer suited THE Buyers and they decided to sign THE contract on those terms.
    2. * demand for the latest model of cars is very big in Japan.
    3. During THE talks THE Seller offered THE Russian trade company a 12% discount on THE price.

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    #2

    Re: articles

    In 1 & 3, all of your articles are in the correct place.
    In 2, it could be either "the" or no article, but I think that no article is best here.

    PS: It is the convention in English speaking communities to put currency symbols such as $, €, etc. before the value and symbols for pence, cents etc. after the value. Also, the point "." is used to mark the "radix point" (i.e. where whole numbers turn into fractions) and not the comma.

    [Not a teacher]

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    #3

    Re: articles

    It could be "a" contract or "the" contract, depending on whether you'd talked about the contract already.

    Otherwise, these look good to me.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    #4

    Re: articles

    Thank you very much)))

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    #5

    Re: articles

    Thank you so much for your answer!

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    #6

    Re: articles

    I think the correct way to say is 'demand' (without any article) and 'the quantity demanded'.

    Cheerio, economics student .

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    Re: articles

    @Marin - regarding your posts #4 and #5, it's not necessary to thank us in this way. We are all happy to receive your appreciation of our replies by a simple click of the Like button.

    @Pham Duc Minh Anh - Please read the forum rules, especially this one:

    Replying in the 'Ask a Teacher' section
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    Rover

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