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    Learning English

    I have a confusion related to the usage of A and THE. Can someone explain to me with examples.

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    Re: Learning English

    Quote Originally Posted by tariqmir View Post
    I have a confusion related to the usage of A and THE. Can someone explain to me with examples.


    I point to a bookshelf full of books and say, "Give me the book.", pointing to the largest book on the shelf.
    or I point to a bookshelf full of books and say, "Give me a book.", waving my finger only in the general direction of the top shelf.

    "The" is specific,
    "a" or "an" are not specific.
    Does it make sense to you?

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    Re: Learning English

    Hello,Tariqmir!
    Let me be the first to welcome you to the forums!

    I hope you will be a frequent visitor to our 'little home away from home'!

    Cheers,
    Amigo


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    Re: Learning English

    Quote Originally Posted by banderas View Post
    I point to a bookshelf full of books and say, "Give me the book.", pointing to the largest book on the shelf.
    or I point to a bookshelf full of books and say, "Give me a book.", waving my finger only in the general direction of the top shelf.

    "The" is specific,
    "a" or "an" are not specific.
    Does it make sense to you?
    Thanks for your reply.

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