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    #1

    I really need to know

    when do we use

    "the moment of ..."

    and when do we use:

    "a moment of"

    "the kind of " "a kind of" "the place of" "a place of" on so on and so forth.

    I just don't know when I should put "a" or "the" in the so called "of" phrases.

    Could you help me. It is really important to me cause at present this is the only thing in English that I don't understand at present.
    I appreciate any kind of explanation( of course reasonable one

    Greetings to everyone

  2. curmudgeon's Avatar
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    #2

    Re: I really need to know

    The moment of truth... when something happens that has a consequence.

    A moment of madness... when someone does something that they later regret

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    Re: I really need to know

    Mary looked around the restaurant and saw that everyone was in formal attire. "This isn't the kind of place where you can wear blue jeans," she whispered to her date.

    "What is this party going to be like?"
    "It's a kind of redneck party - everyone there will be wearing flannel shirts and overalls and no socks."

    "Don't walk down Woodward Avenue by yourself after dark - it's a place of ill repute."

    "The president of our company is unable to attend the conference, so we are sending his assistant in place of him."



    Hope these examples help.

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