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    #1

    David was twenty-five and working for

    Have I made any mistakes?

    David was twenty-five and working for the Times when he was ordered to take up the post as a corespondent in Tirana, the capital of Albania.
    "I couldn't think of a worse place," he said to Ben, his colleague. "That is a backwater of Europe. Nothing happens there."
    "Don't be silly," Ben said. "I'd swap with you any day. I was there last year. Cheap booze, cheep excellent food, great sandy beaches, beautiful women... And you are a single! I envy you, mate."

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    #2

    Re: David was twenty-five and working for

    You need to delete an article.

    The London Times?
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    #3

    Re: David was twenty-five and working for

    Yes, Tarheel, you are right. It is "The London Times," but is called just "The Times". Many say that is the best UK newspaper, but I don't like it because it supports the Conservatives, which can be seen from almost every article you read in the Times. As soon as a newspaper supports one party, it gives one-dimensional picture of the world. And I hate when journalists behave like propagandists, which nowadays they mostly do.

    I believe I should delete "a" and write just "corespondent".

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    #4

    Re: David was twenty-five and working for

    No, that's not the article Tarheel is talking about. Try again.

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    #5

    Re: David was twenty-five and working for

    I believe "single" does not need an article at all.

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    #6

    Re: David was twenty-five and working for

    Say:

    You are single. (No a.)
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