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    "...something that is known by both the speaker or writer and the listener or reader.

    "...something that is known by both the speaker or writer and the listener or reader."

    I'm going back to the article usage. Why is there no article before "writer" and before "reader."

    Is there a rule that I can follow?
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    Re: "...something that is known by both the speaker or writer and the listener or rea

    Quote Originally Posted by Anna2004 View Post
    "...something that is known by both the speaker or writer and the listener or reader."

    I'm going back to the article usage. Why there is no article before "writer" and before "reader."

    Is there a rule that I can follow?
    When one has two nouns separated by a conjunction, the article before the first is assumed (if needed) to apply to the second noun also.

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    Re: "...something that is known by both the speaker or writer and the listener or rea

    Thank you!

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