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    Lightbulb Articles - with 'a' or 'the'

    I'd like you to see at the sentences below and correct them if they're wrong.

    1 This picture shows a building of Coca-Cola company.
    2 This picture shows the building of Coca-Cola company.
    3 This picture shows a building of the Coca-Cola company.
    4 This picture shows the building of the Coca-Cola company.

    1 This picture shows a statue of freedom.
    2 This picture shows the statue of freedom.

    Thanks in advance :)

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    Re: Articles - with 'a' or 'the'

    Quote Originally Posted by marker View Post
    I'd like you to see look at the sentences below and correct them if they're wrong.

    1 This picture shows a building of Coca-Cola company. No.
    2 This picture shows the building of Coca-Cola company. No.
    3 This picture shows a building of the Coca-Cola company. It shows one of the buildings.
    4 This picture shows the building of the Coca-Cola company. It shows the only building.

    1 This picture shows a statue of freedom. It shows one statue.
    2 This picture shows the statue of freedom. It shows a particular statue.

    Thanks in advance :)
    Gil

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    Re: Articles - with 'a' or 'the'

    The problem with "the building" is that people build companies, so it could be taken to mean that you are showing how the company was built, not a building owned by the company.

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