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  1. Cap1034
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    What is the difference of "a" and "the" here?

    They went to a theater where the actor was to perform.
    They went to the theater where the actor was to perform.

    What is the difference?

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    Re: What is the difference of "a" and "the" here?

    Personally, I don't know why, I feel that the second one is the way to go.
    The only way I see the first one used is if the actor has been performing in several theaters in town and at that moment he is performing in one of those.
    I'd like to know what native speakers think about it.

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    Re: What is the difference of "a" and "the" here?

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesmorgan View Post
    They went to a theater where the actor was to perform.
    They went to the theater where the actor was to perform.

    What is the difference?
    Because the actor was scheduled to perform at a particular theater, I would use "the".

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