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    the use of words "a" and "the" in a sentence

    please when articles a and the are used in a sentence.

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    Re: the use of words "a" and "the" in a sentence

    Quote Originally Posted by brainiac View Post
    Please can you tell me when the articles "a" and "the" are used in a sentence?
    Welcome to the forum.

    Please note my corrections above. It's important to follow these rules of written English:

    - Start every sentence with a capital letter.
    - End every sentence with one appropriate punctuation mark.

    Also, enclose the words you are querying in quotation marks (as I have done above) or italicise them.

    Your question is too broad for the forum to answer. What do you already know about the use of articles? Give us some specific sentences in which you are having problems with articles.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: the use of words "a" and "the" in a sentence

    Like which of below sentences is correct?
    1.I want to go to a beach.
    2.I want to go to the beach.
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    Re: the use of words "a" and "the" in a sentence

    Quote Originally Posted by brainiac View Post
    Like which of below sentences is correct?
    1.(space) I want to go to a beach.
    2.(space) I want to go to the beach.
    They are both correct. Number 1 means you want to go to any beach; it doesn't matter where it is. In general, number 2 means you want to go a specific beach. However, people often use the beach to refer to any place that has a beach: ​This winter I want to go to the beach. It could be in Hawaii, Mexico, Florida, or anywhere, as long as it has sand.
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