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    Use of "the" (#2)

    Dear professional English teachers,

    I just do not understand how English native speakers use/do not use "the" in some situations (sentences). For example, in the following Example-1, is it wrong if I put "the" in front of the word "page"?

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    Have you reached page 100 yet?

    Also, in the second example below, is it wrong if I changed the article "a" to "the"? Should I consider the part of the sentence "has a daily circulation of" something like a phrase? (Thus, "the" is wrong to use in this case?)

    (Example-2)
    This newspaper has a daily circulation of 1,000.

    Someone, please help me understand clearly

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    Re: Use of "the" (#2)

    Quote Originally Posted by gorikaz View Post
    Dear professional English teachers,

    I just do not understand how English native speakers use/do not use "the" in some situations (sentences). For example, in the following Example-1, is it wrong if I put "the" in front of the word "page"?

    (Example-1)
    Have you reached page 100 yet?

    Also, in the second example below, is it wrong if I changed the article "a" to "the"? Should I consider the part of the sentence "has a daily circulation of" something like a phrase? (Thus, "the" is wrong to use in this case?)

    (Example-2)
    This newspaper has a daily circulation of 1,000.

    Someone, please help me understand clearly
    1.Have you reached page 100 yet? This sentence is correct because we don't usually use an article before a noun which is followed by a cardinal numeral.
    2. The newspaper has a daily circulation of 1,000. This centence is also correct because when we use "a" we maen one day's circulation of the newspaper.

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    Re: Use of "the" (#2)

    Okay, then if the second example is written as "This newspaper has the daily circulation of 1,000," how does it sound and is interpreted?

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    Re: Use of "the" (#2)

    Quote Originally Posted by gorikaz View Post
    Okay, then if the second example is written as "This newspaper has the daily circulation of 1,000," how does it sound and is interpreted?
    As for me "This newspaper has a daily circulation of 1,000." is correct. You know:This newspaper has daily circulation of 1,000." sounds too.
    Last edited by Harry Smith; 20-Apr-2007 at 04:55.

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