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    "a" or "the"

    Hello!
    What types of articles do we use in the following sentence: "Yesterday she invited us to dinner. It was a/the marvellous dinner."?

    I chose "the", but the answer was "a". Why?

    Thank you!

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    Re: "a" or "the"

    The dinner was marvellous, but It was a marvellous dinner. The marvellous dinner was a triumph for the hostess.

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