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Could someone explain to me why 'a' is used in the phrase 'a first time buyer' but 'the' in the 'the first born child'?
Thank you in advance
However, you CAN say "a first-born child," just as you can say "a first-time buyer." (Remember the hyphens, they are important.) My fiance and I, for example, are both the first-born children in our families. That means that either one of us is "a first-born child."
Last edited by Speedwell; 06-Feb-2009 at 06:16. Reason: Caught a close parentheses (parenthesis? parenthese? heh.)