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    a/the

    This sentence is making me confused:
    I like this house with a beautiful garden in front, but I donít have enough money to buy it.

    Personally, it should go like this:
    I like this house with such a beautiful garden in front, but I donít have enough money to buy it.
    I like this kind of house with a beautiful garden in front, but I donít have enough money to buy one.
    I like the house with a beautiful garden in front, but I donít have enough money to buy one.


    Dear friends, would you kindly do me a favor?

  1. #2

    Re: a/the

    If you are meaning that you always like these kind of houses, you can say,

    I love a house with a beautiful garden, but I don't have enough money to buy one. (or to buy such a house)
    or I love houses with beautiful gardens, but I don't have enough money to buy such a house.

    Or, is it a particular house that you saw? In this case, you would say,
    I like the house with the beautiful garden, but I don't have enough money to buy it. (Also, in this case, the person you are speaking to knows which house you are talking about)

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