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    A."Where did you meet her?"
    B." I remember it was ____sunday, at a coffee shop."

    I.Which one would you take, a or the?
    II. Any different between them in this case?
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    Re: a/the

    A. "Where did you meet her?"
    B. "I remember it was on a Sunday, at a coffee shop."

    If on the Sunday, then you'd need to explain which Sunday.

    C. I remember it was on the Sunday of my daughter's birthday.

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    Re: a/the

    I read this from a grammar book:

    He died on the Tuesday after the accident.

    This sentence is not well, for it doesn't tell which Tuesday. Right?

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    Re: a/the

    Quote Originally Posted by puzzle View Post
    I read this from a grammar book:

    He died on the Tuesday after the accident.

    This sentence is not well, for it doesn't tell which Tuesday. Right?
    If the accident happened on Monday, for example, or indeed any day in the week preceding the Tuesday in question, then we can quite properly say "He died on the Tuesday after/following the accident".

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    Re: a/the

    He died on the Tuesday after the accident.

    The time we say this sentence must during the same week including "the Tuesday",right?

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    Re: a/the

    Quote Originally Posted by puzzle View Post
    He died on the Tuesday after the accident.

    The time we say this sentence must during the same week including "the Tuesday",right?
    Not necessarily, for example, "When did he die?" "Well the accident was on May 20th and he died on the Tuesday after(the accident)."

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    Re: a/the

    Not necessarily, for example, "When did he die?" "Well the accident was on May 20th and he died on the Tuesday after(the accident)."

    If I change "the Tuesday" to "a Tuesday" in this case, it mean the same. Right?

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    #8

    Re: a/the

    No.
    "...the Tuesday after the accident" tells you specifically which Tuesday. There is only one Tuesday that meets this condition. You must use "the."

    If you change it to "a Tuesday after the accident" then you mean any Tuesday that followed the accident, even one that was 30 years later.

    "The Tuesday after the accident" fixes the precise day.

    "A Tuesday after the accident" simply tells you that it happened on a Tuesday.

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    Re: a/the

    Barb_D:"The Tuesday after the accident" fixes the precise day.

    I'm still a little confused. Every week include one Tuesday, "after the accident" doesn't tell exactly when the accident happens. Each Tuesday could be possible, isn't it?

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    Well, "the Tuesday" means the very first Tuesday after the accident, right?

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