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article "a" or "the" #1 (permalink) Mon Dec 06, 2010 7:49 am   article "a" or "the"
 

What should I use article "a" or "the" ?

"The upper arm is connected with a shoulder' or "The upper arm is connected with the shoulder"
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article "a" or "the" #2 (permalink) Mon Dec 06, 2010 8:04 am   article "a" or "the"
 

In general, use the + the or a/an + a/an:
The upper arm is connected to the shoulder.
An upper arm is connected to a shoulder.

In some circumstances you can also say:
The upper arm is connected to a shoulder. (Where you have previously discussed the upper arm and are now saying how it fits)
and
An upper arm is connected to the shoulder. (Where you have previously discussed the shoulder and are now saying what fits to it.)
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Re: article "a" or "the" #3 (permalink) Mon Dec 06, 2010 21:01 pm   Re: article "a" or "the"
 

Pilija wrote:
What should I use article "a" or "the" ?

"The upper arm is connected with a shoulder' or "The upper arm is connected with the shoulder"

The first point to note is that you would say 'connected to'.

If you are defining the two nouns 'arm' and 'shoulder', you would use 'the' for both.

If you are describing them in isolation, you would say: an arm and a shoulder.

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article "a" or "the" #4 (permalink) Tue Dec 07, 2010 5:33 am   article "a" or "the"
 

Thank you so much
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