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    the chance/a chance

    Quote Originally Posted by MikeNewYork View Post
    I thought I would reply to you in a few minutes, but I haven't had a chance to reply.
    In Arabic, we could use either – the or a. Can I use the definite article the in the given quotation, please?

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    Re: the chance/a chance

    Quote Originally Posted by Odessa Dawn View Post
    In Arabic, we could use either – the or a. Can I use the definite article the in the given quotation, please?
    Yes, but I prefer "a".

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