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    a question about an article usage

    I have a trouble with an article usage. In following sentence, why did an author use "the" in front of "newspaper"?

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    President JFK opened the newspaper one day in 1963 and learned to his horror that military aides had built a hospital bedroom for his pregnant wife at an air base on Cape Cod in case she went into labor.




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    Re: a question about an article usage

    Quote Originally Posted by rough119 View Post
    I have a trouble with an article usage. In following sentence, why did an author use "the" in front of "newspaper"?

    Thank you.



    President JFK opened the newspaper one day in 1963 and learned to his horror that military aides had built a hospital bedroom for his pregnant wife at an air base on Cape Cod in case she went into labor.



    The newspaper that he habitually opened each day.

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    Re: a question about an article usage

    Thank you so much for a quick response.

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