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  1. Junior Member
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    Articles in a general sentence

    Which selection of articles would work best in this sentence?

    (A/the/-) scraper clears away frost off (a/the/-) windshield by way of friction.

    My version is:
    A scraper, a windshield

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    Re: Articles in a general sentence

    You could use a/a or the/the. I don't have a preference. Just don't mix the definite with the indefinite. If you don't want to worry about it, just use the plural both times.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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