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    While you were out, a Mr. Davis called. He left his number for you to call back.

    Why in the above sentence "a" is used before Mr. Davis? I wouldn't use anything.

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    Anna

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    Re: While you were out, a Mr. Davis called. He left his number for you to call back.

    Quote Originally Posted by Anna2004 View Post
    Why in the above sentence "a" is used before Mr. Davis? I wouldn't use anything.

    Thank you,

    Anna
    It means that the speaker doesn't know Mr. Davis and has never heard of him.

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    Re: While you were out, a Mr. Davis called. He left his number for you to call back.

    It's a short way of saying '...a man named Mr Davis called.'

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    Re: While you were out, a Mr. Davis called. He left his number for you to call back.

    Thank you.

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    Re: While you were out, a Mr. Davis called. He left his number for you to call back.

    Anna, for the second time in two days, there is no need to write a new post to say thank you. Simply click the Like button on any posts you find helpful. It means that we don't have to open the thread again to read your new post and then find that it doesn't include any new information or an additional question.

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