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    Smile Problem with the article "the"

    Hello,

    What is the explanation of the use of the first "the" in the sentence "The yolk of an ostrich egg is actually a single cell that is about the size of an orange"? Why can't we use "a" so it becomes a yolk of an ostrich egg...

    Do we always use "the" before prepositional phrase starting with "of"?


    Thank you

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    Re: Problem with the article "the"

    Quote Originally Posted by tri3hary View Post
    Hello,

    What is the explanation of the use of the first "the" in the sentence "The yolk of an ostrich egg is actually a single cell that is about the size of an orange"? Why can't we use "a" so it becomes a yolk of an ostrich egg... [IMO, "a" would imply that there's more than one yolk, and that the others are not single-cell]

    Do we always use "the" before prepositional phrase starting with "of"?


    Thank you
    charliedeut
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    Re: Problem with the article "the"

    Quote Originally Posted by tri3hary View Post

    Do we always use "the" before prepositional phrase starting with "of"? No.
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