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    A bunch of articles

    Once again I find myself puzzled with the use of articles in a more complex sentence. Could you help me out, pointing out where I used them wrong?

    As for this year's exhibition the most valuable item will be a stone on which early Scottish kings would be crowned.

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    Re: A bunch of articles

    I can't see any problems with the use of articles. I'd add a comma after "exhibition" and change "would be" to "were".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: A bunch of articles

    emsr2d2,
    What about "the stone", since it is a very particular piece of rock
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    "the early kings", because it only refers to a particular group of Scottish monarchs?

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    Re: A bunch of articles

    Either "a" or "the" would work before "stone". I would only use "the early kings", if that term refers to an already determined and recognised list of kings.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: A bunch of articles

    Quote Originally Posted by ChessEnthusiast View Post
    As for this year's exhibition the most valuable item will be a stone on which early Scottish kings would be crowned.
    Quote Originally Posted by ChessEnthusiast View Post
    What about "the stone", since it is a very particular piece of rock
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    "the early kings", because it only refers to a particular group of Scottish monarchs?
    The stone means early Scottish kings were crowned on only one stone, the one at the exhibition.

    A stone means they may have been crowned on one of a number of stones and one such stone is at the exhibition.

    Adding a definite article before early​ does not change the meaning significantly.
    I am not a teacher.

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