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    #1

    a or the

    (b) is correct. Am I right?

    (a) I enclose a CD containing the lessons we learned last week.

    (b) I enclose the CD containing the lessons we learned last week.

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    It depends on whether the person you are sending it to knew of its existence before this.

    If he or she knew of it, then use "the."
    If he or she is just learning about it, use "a" (even if there is only one copy of this CD).
    Last edited by Rover_KE; 11-Mar-2014 at 19:05.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    #3
    Quote Originally Posted by thomas615 View Post
    (b) is correct. Am I right?

    (a) I enclose a CD containing the lessons we learned last week.

    (b) I enclose the CD containing the lessons we learned last week.
    They are both possible.

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