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    #1

    to be (the/an) heir to

    1. He is heir to a large fortune.
    2. He is the heir to a large fortune.
    3. He is an heir to a large fortune.
    What's the difference in meaning between the above sentences?
    I need native speakers' help.

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    Re: to be (the/an) heir to

    In 1 he is probably the sole heir.
    In 2 he is the sole heir.
    In 3 he is not the sole heir.

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