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  1. Newbie
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    #1

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    Hi,
    What the difference between:

    1. I met the boy that I liked.
    AND
    2. I met a boy that I liked.
    AND
    3. I met a/ the boy that I like.
    Best wishes,
    Boguslaw

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    #2

    Re: the article

    1. You liked only one boy in the past. You met him
    2. You almost certainly liked more than one boy in the past. You met one of them.
    or
    You met a boy whom you began to like.
    3. You still like the boy you met.

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    #3

    Re: the article

    1. I met the boy that I liked.

    If you are using "met" to mean "meet for the first time", you can use 'a', but not 'the' (in the most common context).

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