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    Post One vs A

    Dear teachers

    Which one of these sound better?

    It has been 3 days since they left. One/A possible explanation is that they are lost in the wood(s).

    I honestly think neither of them reads quite well.

    I would change it a bit:

    It has been 3 days since they left. The most plausible possible explanation is that they are lost in the wood(s).

    Very much appreciated

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    Re: One vs A

    A possible explanation works, but I prefer one possible. The most plausible is also correct, but has a different meaning. One possible explanation is just that, one of many possibilities. But in using the most plausible you are singling out that explanation as the best one.

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    Re: One vs A

    One sounds natural to me too.

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