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    Re: My view on the indefinite article.

    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    We use an
    However, here's a usage to test your understanding against- Theresa May and Margaret Thatcher have both been the prime minister of the UK, but which one was a PM?
    So one was a PM and the other an PM?

    You have tested my understanding, and my understanding has proven to be lacking. The answer must be both, I think. How can it be only one?

    Is it perhaps that only Thatcher was, because May still is (for a few more minutes anyway)?
    Last edited by probus; 26-May-2019 at 14:58. Reason: Clarify, I hope

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