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    #1

    He looked at (the) 10 questions ...

    Hello everyone,
    Could you tell me which of the sentences is correct, please?

    He looked at 10 questions at the bottom of the p on the left.
    Or
    He looked at the 10 questions at the bottom of the p on the left.

    Thank you very much in advance.

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    #2

    Re: The or no article?

    Quote Originally Posted by elenah View Post
    at the bottom of the p on the left.
    Please explain clearly what you mean by that.

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    #3

    Re: The or no article?

    Quote Originally Posted by elenah View Post
    Hello everyone,
    Could you tell me which of the sentences is correct, please?

    He looked at ten questions at the bottom of the page on the left. There are more than ten questions.
    Or
    He looked at the ten questions at the bottom of the page on the left. There are exactly ten questions

    Thank you very much.
    They're both correct but mean different things.

    Don't say "in advance." It's obviously in advance, since you had to ask before we could answer.

    You're welcome!
    I'm not a teacher. I speak American English. I've tutored writing at the University of Southern Maine and have done a good deal of copy editing and writing, occasionally for publication.

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    #4

    Re: The or no article?

    At the bottom of p on the left - I meant to write - at the bottom of the page on the left.
    I make mistakes like that quite often.
    Last edited by elenah; 08-Mar-2017 at 17:33. Reason: a mistake

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    #5

    Re: The or no article?

    I take 'ten questions' to mean 'ten of the questions' in the first sentence.
    I am not a teacher.

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    #6

    Re: The or no article?

    Quote Originally Posted by elenah View Post
    at the bottom of the page on the left.
    Do you mean in the bottom left part of the page or was the entire page to the left of something?

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    #7

    Re: The or no article?

    Perhaps you should use "the bottom of the left-hand page".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #8

    Re: The or no article?

    the bottom left part of the page

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