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    Question the use of the article "the"

    Hi,

    I would like to know if the use of the article "the" or the absence of it in the sentences I am going to write below would change the meaning or the context of the sentences:

    a) I am in and out so much, email is best way to catch me.
    b) I am in and out so much, email is the best way to catch me.

    thanks

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    Re: the use of the article "the"

    Hi San,
    The article is required. There's no change in meaning when you leave it out - it's just ungrammatical.

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    #3

    Re: the use of the article "the"

    Quote Originally Posted by san View Post
    Hi,

    I would like to know if the use of the article "the" or the absence of it in the sentences I am going to write below would change the meaning or the context of the sentences:

    a) I am in and out so much, email is best way to catch me.incorrect
    Something is the best (the best is superlative of adjective "good" but
    you do something best (best is superlative of adverb "well".
    b) I am in and out so much, email is the best way to catch me. correct

    thanks
    I am in and out so much, you best catch me by email.

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