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Hi. I need your help. I am confused about which article to put in the underlined sentence. "Today is May 12, the 20thanniversary of the ceasefire which has nothing to do with peace yet. Theceasefire is not a resolution to the issue, not even an end of theconflict."
Please be aware that I'm neither a native English speaker nor a teacher.
First of all, can I assume from the context that it is a general statement on the nature of ceasefires. If yes, I think I should omit some articles. Otherwise, I wonder which article to put before "end of the conflict"?
I think you'd have to assume from the context that it's a ceasefire which began on May 12th, 20 years ago. So you can't assume that this was a general statement on the nature of ceasfire. If it were, it would probably read, "Ceasefires are not a resolution to any issue, nor even an end to a conflict." Otherwise, you use either 'the' or 'a' before 'conflict'. I'm not sure what the difference is in this case between the 'issue' and the 'conflict'.
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