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    Article question

    Hi,

    Do I have to use an article before ‘In-house and Acquisition categories’?

    My guess is the problem is occurring because the company has not split quarterly revenues into [ ] In-house and Acquisition categories.

    Thanks,

    MG.

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    Re: Article question

    Quote Originally Posted by musicgold View Post
    Hi,

    Do I have to use an article before ‘In-house and Acquisition categories’?

    My guess is the problem is occurring because the company has not split quarterly revenues into [ ] In-house and Acquisition categories.

    Thanks,

    MG.
    "the" is OK, because the speaker thinks the listener knows what [ ] In-house and Acquisition is. not a teacher.
    Last edited by norwolf; 08-Nov-2008 at 19:07.

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    Re: Article question

    norwolf,

    Thanks, but I don't get what you mean. Can you please explain a bit?

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    Re: Article question

    Quote Originally Posted by musicgold View Post
    norwolf,

    Thanks, but I don't get what you mean. Can you please explain a bit?
    We use "the" when we think the listeners have known something we are metioning, for example,
    the sun, which everyone knows;
    the key in "Where's the key?", which the listener knows.
    That is the key usage of "the".
    In your sentence, [] In-house and... is known by the listener.

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