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    ples

    10. I ate _________ sandwich while I was waiting for _________ 20:08 train.
    A. the, a B. the, the C. a, the D. a, a
    which one is ok? uoud you, native speakers, please give me a hand to decide which one is the best choice and why?
    Last edited by logoslogos; 28-Oct-2008 at 15:19. Reason: add new things

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    Re: ples

    Quote Originally Posted by logoslogos View Post
    10. I ate _________ sandwich while I was waiting for _________ 20:08 train.
    A. the, a B. the, the C. a, the D. a, a
    which one is ok? uoud you, native speakers, please give me a hand to decide which one is the best choice and why?
    I assume there is only one 20:08 train. If so, you should say 'the 20:08 train'.
    The sandwich choice depends on how many sandwiches you had. If you had only one, you should say 'the sandwich'; if you had more than one, you should say 'a sandwich'.

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