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    leaf pictures

    You can make a lot of things with leaves. One fun project is leaf pictures.
    This is how to make a leaf picture. You will need leaves, paper, paint, a paintbrush, and glue. First, ... Then, ...

    (from a textbook)

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    this is how to make a leaf picture, I wonder if I can use leaf pictures to replace a leaf picture.
    Thanks.

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    Re: leaf pictures

    Yes, you can.

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    Re: leaf pictures

    Thanks, Rover.
    What about ‘the leaf picture’? Can I use ‘the picture’ to replace ‘a leaf picture’ in that sentence?
    Thanks again.

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    Re: leaf pictures

    You can't use "the picture" to replace any of the others. You need to make it clear that it's a leaf picture.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: leaf pictures

    If the book only described one leaf picture and taught people how to reproduce it exactly, it might work, but I see no real reason to use the here.

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    Re: leaf pictures

    I think 'the leaf picture above' can be used if the picture is shown above the text.
    I am not a teacher.

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