# Thread: ____ twelve can be divided by 2, 3, 4 and 6.

1. ## ____ twelve can be divided by 2, 3, 4 and 6.

____ twelve can be divided by 2, 3, 4 and 6.
(A) Number (B) A number (C) The number (D) Numbers
The above question is quoted from an English study guide published in Taiwan. Its answer is option A. Do you agree?

2. ## Re: ____ twelve can be divided by 2, 3, 4 and 6.

Do you agree? If so, why? If not, why not? Explain your answer.

3. ## Re: ____ twelve can be divided by 2, 3, 4 and 6.

Originally Posted by emsr2d2
Do you agree? If so, why? If not, why not? Explain your answer.
I don't agree. I feel that option C is right, but I don't know why I feel that way. Can any native speakers help me?

4. ## Re: ____ twelve can be divided by 2, 3, 4 and 6.

You're right. We are specifying a particular number so we refer to it as "The number 12". Of course, there are ways to use "number 12" without the article but this isn't one of them.

5. ## Re: ____ twelve can be divided by 2, 3, 4 and 6.

C) is the best option given for me, though I wouldn't use any of them- I'd use nothing.

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