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    Use of articles in metaphores

    Hi All,

    Could you please correct the following sentences. I would much appreciate if you could explain the reasons behind those choices.

    1. The moon rose, like a royalty walking down A / THE red carpet.

    2. They had a good time, several nights spent lying beside A/ THE /nil campfire(s).


    Thanks,

    MG

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    Re: Use of articles in metaphores

    Quote Originally Posted by musicgold View Post
    Hi All,

    Could you please correct the following sentences. I would much appreciate if you could explain the reasons behind those choices.

    1. The moon rose, like a royalty walking down A / THE red carpet.

    2. They had a good time, several nights spent lying beside A/ THE /nil campfire(s).

    1. a (It could be any red carpet.)
    2. a (It could be any campfire.)

    ~R

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    Re: Use of articles in metaphores

    RonBee,

    Thanks.

    What if the second sentence is trying to imply several nights spent beside several different campfires?

    -MG.


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    Re: Use of articles in metaphores

    Then leave out the article [and rephrase] : 2. For several nights they had a good time lying beside campfires

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    Re: Use of articles in metaphores

    Thanks a lot.

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