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    Question articles (with professions)

    Mr X has become a head postmaster. (ordinary profession)
    Mr X has become Head Postmaster. (unique)

    How about:

    You'll be pampered as if you were a king. --> with or without an article?
    (Being a king seems unique but, on the other hand, it could be any king.)

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    Re: articles (with professions)

    Quote Originally Posted by nyota View Post
    Mr X has become a head postmaster. (ordinary profession)
    Mr X has become Head Postmaster. (unique)

    How about:

    You'll be pampered as if you were a king. --> with or without an article?
    (Being a king seems unique but, on the other hand, it could be any king.)
    Hello,

    I'm not a teacher, but I know when you write a profession you must put an indefini article like a or an ( example: an actor or a famous actor).

    If you want to put defini article like "the", you can, if you have before talk to the work of this person ("the" is put when you speak for the second time of someone or something).

    No articles (no "a" no "an" no "the") it's used for speak about meat for example: I like meat.

    I hope my little explication will help you.

    Have a nice day.

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    Smile Re: articles (with professions)

    Thanks for your comment The French but I was only wondering if in this context the king's 'unique' enough as there's a rule saying with be/become + unique profession you don't have to use an article.

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